Dude in a Chicken-Skin-GIMP-Suit

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Victor Ivanov hat Lewis G Burton in einen Ganzkörper-GIMP-Anzug aus Hühnerhaut genäht und ist der ist dann damit durch die Gegend gelatscht. Ich finde Shock-Art ja mittlerweile mehr als langweilig und ich klebe mir das auch eher ins Blog, weil ich 'ne Historie mit Masken aus Hühnerhaut habe. Nur hat das damals keiner Kunst genannt, sondern „Fun at parties“ und hat dann noch meterweise prätentiöses Gewäsch dazugepackt. „Multi-dimensional art project.“ Yeah, right. Put the Lotion in the Basket.

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FLESH is a multi-dimensional art project by artists Victor Ivanov and Lewis G Burton. FLESH is focused on a chicken skin body suit that Ivanov has sewn around Burton’s body from head to toe. FLESH is an experiment that examines the relationship between identity and its commodification through social medias; by creating an entity from chicken skin, a commodified object in itself, the artists are then introducing it into the social sphere, both online and offline.

This abnormality creates a stimulus for the general public to interact with, by allowing them to adopt FLESH as part of their cyber identity. To cement the relationship between the identity that is FLESH and the way it is mediated by cyber culture, the artists are creating a catalogue of FLESH products available to the public. The documented results are then used to create viral material, stimulating the social sphere and allowing it to redefine itself by acting as a platform for dialogue as well as a source of contemporary consumer culture.

MAN DRESSES IN A SUIT MADE OF REAL CHICKEN SKIN AND WALKS AROUND TRAFALGAR SQUARE (Danke Johannes!)

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