Funeral remarks point to a non-suicidal Conrad Howell Memories of two TCI men lost on March 4 Related Items:autopsy, complete, conrad howell, kevino smith, patty smith Recommended for you Patty Smith dreading holidays, says ‘Bah’ killers still out there Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Sept 2015 – The autopsy on Reverend Conrad Howell is completed; done on Wednesday as announced by Acting Police Commissioner, Rodney Adams. The pathologist was brought in from The Bahamas to performing the autopsy.The Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force is expected to host a press conference on Friday, where media is expecting to hear updates and progress of the police investigation on the death of Rev. Howell.As speculation continues to swirl around how Reverend Howell, who wrote the country’s national song, died Acting Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams on Monday, told media that Howell’s death has not been classified as a murder.Today, Patty Smith, mother of murder victim – Kevino Smith – says to remind the country that it is not just the life of Conrad Howell that matters to family and friends. The Premier attempted to remember those open or unsolved cases in the islands during his Saturday press conference saying, “Rev. Howell’s death is just another death in a string of so-called murders in our beloved TCI over the past several years to which no closure have been brought.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Nagpur-based sculptor and performance artist Surbhi Bhattad began her month-long performance art here Saturday to protest gender abuse and rape.She is performing at Dilli Haat in south Delhi and at Great India Place Mall at Noida with an act ‘Does the Glorious Movie Scenes Inspire You To Rape?’The performance is a body act featuring the young artist, who lies on the floor like a corpse at a crowded public venue. She is clad in white with a leather chastity belt strapped to her groin. The chastity belt — shaped like a woman’s pelvis — has a screening device around the pubic region that beams footage of popular ‘rape sequences’ from eight Bollywood blockbusters with the message, ‘Does this inspire you to rape?’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bhattad will perform at the two venues for three hours everyday to challenge onlookers to react to the footage. ‘The performance is difficult and disturbing because the footage sends different vibrations in my body. It makes me cry. It involves a certain amount of risk,’ said Bhattad after a performance. The reactions of the audience, who had to look at her pelvis to see the videos, ranged from outrage to trauma. Most of the male viewers admitted to feeling ‘confused’ and ‘humbled’. The performance has been inspired by the artist’s intervention work with ‘victims of gender and child abuse’ in Nagpur. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘I have been speaking to women who have been sexually and psychologically abused. Bollywood movies have been a trigger in titillating libidos and reckless behaviour among the lower middle social segments, where education and awareness are yet to make incursions,’ Bhattad said.The artist said ‘she found it easy to engage with her body in carrying forth the gender message’. Bhattad’s performance has been described by critics as an eye-catching exhibit among 15 works of multi-media public art across 15 venues in the capital in a new project ‘Publica’, which opened Saturday for a month. Designed around the theme, ‘Spectacle’, the exhibits highlight ‘pollution, road accidents, body building, changing play spaces in cities and yoga’ by three international and 12 Indian artists.The venues include Indira Gandhi International Airport, DLF Emporio, Promenade Mall, India Habitat Centre, Dilli Haat, Select City Walk, The Great India Place, Garden of Five Senses and Sabyasachi @ Carma fashion store in Mehrauli. The festival is being supported by the Delhi government and Ho Ho buses which will touch the venues in a special festival run everyday. Publica has been curated by the Floodlight Foundation led by Delhi-based arts entrepreneur Surbhi Modi. ‘The festival is trying to embed appreciation and understanding of public art into everyday life and use arts as a tool to build awareness,’ Modi said.