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You sure got to work it to offend these days…

Yep. Flaming chickens.

On Monday, the museum tried to explain that the chickens had not been harmed in the making of the work, stating that the video was made using special effects. (The work was housed in a separate exhibition room with a content warning.)

The museum said the work was produced in Morocco with a team of creative technicians and that the chickens were subject to a “flame effect only for three seconds and under the strict control of the technicians and the artist to avoid any suffering.”

A three second flame effect, huh? I doubt the chickens were impressed. Also, I dunno, “In 2008, the San Francisco Art Institute canceled his solo show that featured a video, “Don’t Trust Me,” which showed six animals being slaughtered with a sledgehammer.”

It is Monday, we are back inside a cold snap (known as “Beast from the East 2”) and I’m in a vile mood. I got problems only gin can solve.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 19, 2018, 10:13 pm

What the hell is wrong with people?!!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 19, 2018, 10:24 pm

Someone should light them on fire for 3 seconds, see how they like it…maybe use white phosphorus to be thorough.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: March 20, 2018, 12:38 am

Speaking of chickens, I saw “Chicken People” on Amazon Prime this weekend, a really fascinating and engrossing documentary on competitive chicken breeding in US.

There’s even a book, “The American Standard of Perfection” that judges use to evaluate chickens in every detail, down to the tiniest feather.

Rotten Tomatoes likes it a lot also: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/chicken_people

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: March 20, 2018, 2:20 am

The team of technicians used a special effect product known colloquially as “lighter fluid” to produce the flame effect, commonly referred to as “fire”.

To be honest, I’m not sure which I find more disgusting, the sadistic fuck who tortures animals for “art”, or the degenerates running these museums who embrace and promote it, all the while preening about how “enlightened” they are.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 20, 2018, 3:24 am

Cuz Morocco is the very first place on my list of “Countries likely to be worried about harming chickens with stupid cruel but ‘artistic’ stunts”.

And the moon is made of Wensleydale.

Afterwards the chickens were the guests of honor at dinner primarily featuring chicken dishes.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: March 20, 2018, 6:22 am

But, but, but, it’s ART!

Comment from Monty James
Time: March 20, 2018, 6:27 am

Misery and Gin

Comment from bullet force
Time: March 20, 2018, 6:40 am

This is crazy

Comment from tonycc
Time: March 20, 2018, 10:19 am

I am probably the furthest you can get from being an animal rights person, but that video clip turned my stomach. I don’t buy the “special effects for three seconds”, but I’m not going to watch again to see if I can be convinced they are brilliant technicians or just a bunch of sick fucks. Even simulating this act makes them sick fucks.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: March 20, 2018, 2:55 pm

If it’s any comfort the museum has removed the exhibit.
Maybe old artistic Adel can try peddling the work to an ISIS museum, that is, after all, precisely their style of art.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: March 20, 2018, 3:15 pm

They screwed up. Now, had they depicted Jesus sodomizing Moses with a flaming chicken it would have been bold transgressive art only an ignorant philistine could fail to appreciate.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 20, 2018, 6:59 pm

Vet has chicken problem. 7 of 8 chickens have butts pecked. Got any advice?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 20, 2018, 9:12 pm

Quarantine. Once the blood shows, they’ll keep pecking.

Featherpecking is usually a symptom of overcrowding, but those girls don’t look all that overcrowded. Could be one girl started it and it went on from there.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: March 22, 2018, 12:30 pm

Maybe tell that dude to look up “Chicken Glasses”, and do some reading and research? ALL chicken-aggression can (and likely will) come from simple dominance-behavior (which is itself inherent in flock/communal-behavior, but will go too far in chickens, to the point of what he’s seeing or even beyond, if there is no intervention) – it “chains” if no intervention takes place. I speak as one who, once upon a time, served (mostly-involuntarily…but that’s a different tale) as chief feed-server and watering-bottle-washer and mucker-outer to a generally-cooped flock of near-abouts seven or eight dozen of the critters. In general, though they CAN be pretty entertaining at times, they ain’t the brightest birds in the world…

As to the Chooks On Fire dealie: The video-clip I saw ran for 23 seconds’ duration – that didn’t look like any “3 Seconds” flame-job to me…Helluva sloppy way to barbecue chickens, is what it looked like…

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