So it takes a lot to gross me out. And first going through her stuff, it seemed a neat idea— not my sort of thing, but a neat idea.
China Adams explores death and what is left afterwards. Her work discusses mortality by ensuring that part of her remains on earth, through the selling of pieces of her body that will enact immediately after her death. She is “placing her bones” as Adams puts it. This work, called “Contract of Sale”, ensures that her reputation stays on earth after she passes on. She has also taken inventory of all her possessions, deemed many of them worth “burden status,” then covered each with a shroud and allowed people to buy them, not knowing what piece of China Adams’ life they were purchasing. This is vaguely interesting— again, not my thing, but understandable.
But then comes the food thing. Her goal is to drink each of her friends’ and relatives’ blood, so that they will live within her. She also had a friends’ lovehandles removed… then cooked and ate them. To let her be closer to her friend. I want to gag.
My question is simple: Has China Adams ever checked into a mental institution?