Over one thousand people stripped and stood around in the nip at Blarney castle earlier today.
The stunt was the latest piece of art from the ironically named Spencer Tunick, an ‘installation’ by the performance artist who specialises in photographing the nude from.
To date, Tunick has taken photographs of massed nudes at over seventy-five locations worldwide.
He’s planning another one in Dublin on Saturday, in conjunction with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.
I think this is a crazy idea.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the naked human form, but in Ireland?
According to Met Eireann, ‘some scattered showers are indicated for Saturday, but many places should have a good deal of dry weather with some sunshine at times. But cloudy wet weather is indicated to move in over parts of Munster and south Leinster at some stage.’
For the most part, our default skin colour is a pasty white, achieved thanks to the layers of clothing we wear to protect us from the elements.
Sans coverings, we quickly turn either blue from the cold, or red from sunburn.
Tunick better bring lots of Vitamin C.