Artists threaten to behead live sheep
Two artists have created controversy in Germany by threatening to behead a live sheep in the name of art.
Rouven Materne and Iman Reza, from Berlin, say the life or death of the sheep will depend entirely on an online public vote.
The pair say they will use a 12ft guillotine, with razor sharp 90lb blade, to kill the animal if the majority vote for it to die.
So far 120,000 people have voted on their website to decapitate the sheep, while 180,000 have voted to keep it alive.
Materne, 24, claimed the piece of performance art was a criticism of current morality.
He added: "What must be done is something that comes directly from art - from the subconscious."
The pair say the helpless beast will be saved or slaughtered after 24 days of voting are up.
Rezai, 31, originally from Iran but who came to Germany in the 1980s, added: "What will be will be. There is no why or where about it."