Art made on, with, or consisting of, the human body. The most common forms of body art are tatoos and body piercings, but other types include scarification, branding, scalpelling, shaping (for example tight-lacing of crosents), full body tattoo and body painting. More extreme body art can involve things such as mutilation or pushing the body to its physical limits.
Marina Abramovic’s: works involved dancing until she collapsed from exhaustion.
Dennis Oppenheim’s: works saw him lying in the sunlight with a book on his chest, until his skin, excluding that covered by the book, was badly sunburned.
Vito Acconci: documented, through photos and text, his daily exercise routine of stepping on and off a chair for as long as possible over several month.