Yale Senior Undergoes Multiple Self-Induced Miscarriages In The Name Of ArtJessica G.4/17/08 12:00pmFiled to: Avant-Garde Assholesaliza shvartsArtBuckley SchoolPerformance ArtTopAbortionmiscarriagepro-choice4932EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkUpdate: It was fake. Yale University senior Aliza Shvarts, left, swears she's not trying to "scandalize anyone." Her art is definitely not designed purely for "shock value,". Even so, it's hard to know what to call Shvarts' senior thesis, "a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself 'as often as possible' while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages." Yup, in an attempt to start a dialogue about art and its relationship to the body, Shvarts is displaying plastic sheeting reportedly smeared with the uterine blood and tissue from her various miscarriages and projecting video of herself miscarrying into a bathtub. "I believe strongly that art should be a medium for politics and ideologies, not just a commodity," Shvarts tells the Yale Daily News. "I think that I'm creating a project that lives up to the standard of what art is supposed to be." The thing is, Shvarts' art isn't so much commenting on politics or ideologies but her own need for attention.