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The art of fucking a different person every day for a year

Mischa Badasyan plans to sleep with a different man every day for a year starting in September — all in the name of performance art.

Wait, boning a stranger a day makes you a performance artist? I guess I can add that to my CV.

Badasyan, 26, is calling his art project Save the Date, and when the year is up he hopes to come away with not only a chafed dick and stretched asshole, but a better understanding of the human condition.

“It’s going to be my most sophisticated and dangerous work of art, in terms of mental health,” Badasyan says. “So, yes, it’s going to be pretty hard — and to be honest, I’m a little bit scared.”

The artist (which is what I’m going to start calling all whores now) says he plans to hook up with guys in “non-places,” such as “supermarkets, shopping malls, airports, motorways, [where] people lose their identity, there’s no communication, people don’t feel a belonging to somewhere and that causes the loneliness of people.”

Badasyan also plans on taking an item from each guy he hooks up with and using them to build a sculpture.

“Collecting 365 pieces of each guy will help me to create a collective installation body and make all of the non-places into a place,” he explains. 

“I don’t deny that it’s a bit egoistic,” Badasyan adds. “It’s okay. It’s performance art, and a performance artist should always be pushing his own body and the performance. The whole idea, why it’s art, why it’s a performance, is the process — the process of finding someone.”