Remember the crazy crab lice folks? Well, maybe we misunderstood. Maybe they were just performance artists:

Gitzin-Adiram said she spent weeks exploring the gallery’s theme of “hosting,” turning to philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and even the Bible for inspiration. She received proposals from around the world but was won over by the lice.

“The idea is that we live in the museum as their guests, and at the same time we are hosting lice on our heads,” said artist Vincent Grunwald, 23, wearing a plastic shower cap to prevent the lice from spreading.

… The group acknowledged that living with lice was uncomfortable, but said it was worth it for the sake of art.

Cripes. These folks are hosting regular head lice, BTW.

Waggle of the antennae to Neatorama for finding this.

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  1. 17-yr. locusts are about to emerge here. story in AVL Citizen-Times today.

  2. Yikes. Speechless again!

  3. Ack!

    Thanks a lot, Bug Girl. Now MY head is itching. LOL!

  4. Richard W. Crews May 3, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Here’s the traditional way to “cure” public lice (crabs),
    First, shave half your pubic hair, then set the remaining half on fire.
    Then stab them with an ice-pick as they scuttle out!

  5. Just so you know, I will NOT be doing a book display at the library in September for Head Lice Awareness Month

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