What’s in the water in New York? Remember the woman that gave birth live as part of an “art performance”? Well, if you didn’t want to witness that, now’s your chance to participate in the “Psycho Tank”!
City tells museum it can only let one person at a time in skinny-dip exhibit
New York Post: The Department of Health warned the New Museum yesterday that it can no longer have more than one visitor at a time splashing around — often nude — in a giant bathtub that’s part of an adult-playground exhibition.
But at least it gave some thought to the risks. Visitors sign a form saying they do not “have any communicable diseases or other adverse health conditions that could be transmitted by being in water with others.” Once they were immersed, jets of water would send strangers bouncing into each other in the buff.
The cozy, crowded nature of the tank put it afoul of the city’s ban on bathhouses that operate without a permit, and by late afternoon museum officials had quietly told the guard overseeing the tub to only allow one person into the water at a time. “As of now we’re changing the policy,” deputy director John Hatfield said. “This will be a single-person experience.”
Before the crackdown, museum visitors of all ages were happily exposing their wild sides. “It’s interesting to see the body reacting in public, in ways that it doesn’t normally — especially in men,” said Maureen Robinson, 69, after she had emerged from the exhibit.
Floating around naked, in public, in water that strangers have been floating in? Um, I think I’ll pass on this “exhibit” as well.