Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pippa Bacca Remembered

A tragic story about Italian performance artist, Pippa Bacca, 33, and her murder by a Turkish driver who picked her up. Ms. Bacca and her colleague, Silvia Moro, 37, where hitchhiking from Italy to the Balkans down to the Middle East, both wearing white wedding dresses, to promote messages of peace and “marriage between different people and nations”. Ms. Moro last saw her friend in Istanbul on March 19, where they split up and agreed to meet in Beirut. Ms. Bacca’s naked body was found on April 11 in some bushes outside a Turkish village. Though no official death has been given, local authorities say Ms. Bacca appears to have been raped and strangled. Memorial services were help yesterday. I strongly encourage you to read the full article in the NYTimes and visit to learn more about Ms. Bacca and her work.

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