I ask her about another now legendary and dangerous performance she gave in Naples in the early 70s. Called Rhythm 0, it involved her lying prone on a table for six hours surrounded by 72 instruments of her choosing, including matches, lipstick, saws, nails and even a gun with a single bullet in the chamber. Visitors were invited to do what they “desired” to her body and many responded with vicious intent, marking, probing and scratching her, blindfolding her, dousing her with cold water and pinning slogans to her skin. “I still have the scars of the cuts,” she says quietly. “It was a little crazy. I realised then that the public can kill you. If you give them total freedom, they will become frenzied enough to kill you..The worst was the one man who was there always, just breathing. This, for me, was the most frightening thing.