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."
what do you think?
In no way is that Art. Just a couple of sickos.
Agreed Rob . Poor excuses for a human being
Show by example "put your own head in"
"SICKO'S" anything for publicity
You call that art, I call that mentally sick. The same goes for anyone who votes in favour and for anyone who buys this 'so called art'.
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How the hell does "Art" come into it? These guys need to consult a trick cyclist.
definately sick minds,along with all those sicko.s who agree with these morons.
dispicable, disgusting...... where the hell is the RSPCA. We have their names though.
Alexander Mark Dickinson
Are they sick in the head if they go ahead and do this I hope the police prosecute and they get 10 years in prison we don't need nutters doing this in the name of art
First we need to test the blade for sharpness,step forward Rouven Materne, head on block please ,RELEASE BLADE.Not happy with outcome,step forward Iman Reza,head on block please,RELEASE BLADE.Thats better,oops no one left to behead the sheep,oh well just have to let it carry on grazing in yonder field.
Its all in the name of Art and the problem is you dont understand it ! or I could of done that...yes but you didnt (TRACY EMIN) Im off to the toilet now in the name of Art and only the educated and enlightend understand, its not just going to toilet but a reflection and statement on the social and neo political meanings of cods wollop If you would llike one of my instoolations please send me £190,000 more modern art c_rap to follow
In now way can that be considered Art. Mind you this is Germany (say no more). What worries me is the 120,000 sickos who want the sheep to be beheaded. Why doesn't one of these so called "artists" volunteer to be beheaded themselves - after all it is for art - isn't it?
no not art by any stretch of the imagination but what is also worrying for this world is the 120,000 so far that have said yes to it,i wonder sometimes of what the lives my childrens children will be like, if this is the standard to lead as an example,i will be glad i wont be around to see it
Send this pair of sickos my way, I'll show them the error of their ways. They are NOT artists, just a pair of idiots hungry for their 5 minutes of "fame".
Art comes from the heart,not from sick minds.Remember where theres a n action there will be a reaction.
Rezai, 31, originally from Iran .......... tells you something doesn't it? I'm probably cast as racist or something (wonder if that will get through the censors.......nice to see censors in a land of so called 'free speech' isn't it?!) If they really want to do "art" try putting their necks on the block
A pretty genius idea to try and understand morality I do agree that they should have put there necks on the line for this, not the sheep. But would everyone stop bitching about the idea and if you dont want the sheep dead, then just vote no.
stupid crappy idea intended to piggyback on the preserved sheep? so basically it isn't art as artists have imagination. its a shabby trick that isn't worth watching.
It's probably a less painful death for the sheep than those sent to an abattoir or crammed into a crate to be shipped abroad for slaughter. Definitely not art though, these two must have been to the Michael O'Leary School of Publicity.