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Artist to EAT a corgi...

HunterXHunter
May 30th, 2007, 01:49 PM
This is wrong...

artist to eat corgi (http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=797912007)

another article with him eating (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18937826/?GT1=9951)

EDIT: the dog apparently died of natural causes, but still...can't you let it rest in peace!?

Hunter's_owner
May 30th, 2007, 01:54 PM
That is awful.:sad: :sick: I had to look because I really thought I read it wrong:frustrated:

papillonmama
May 30th, 2007, 02:13 PM
Maybe I've lost my artist's perspective, but I don't see how this is art.

who would give their dog to this guy to eat? ugh!

Maya
May 30th, 2007, 03:02 PM
The dog died of natural causes at a corgi breeder and was prepared and cooked by others for McGowan. Well it is gross but it wasn't cruel. I think stomping on a suffering fox is much worse and his stunt did bring it to my attention via this post.:shrug:

Puppyluv
May 30th, 2007, 03:13 PM
This guy is pretty messed up. Other "performance art installations" he's had:
# Sitting in a bathtub full of baked beans with chips up his nose and sausages around his head, claiming to be the defender of the full English breakfast
# Cooking and eating a fox to highlight the plight of "crackheads".
# Laying prone in New Street, Birmingham (a pedestrianised area) dressed as a solider.
# Crawling the streets of Manhattan dressed up as and wearing a mask of US President George W. Bush and a "Kick My Ass" sign on his back
# rolling a peanut on the ground with his nose from London's Goldsmiths College to 10 Downing Street
#Somersault 70 miles
# in July 2005 for his installation "The Running Tap", where he left the water running in the backroom kitchen of a London gallery to protest leakage problems with London's private water company, Thames Water. His installation wasted 9,200 gallons of water a day, and if left on for a full year as he intended, would have wasted 3.9 million gallons of water and cost $23,320. It was turned off several times by protesters of the protest. McGowan turned the tap off for good on 29 July following threats of legal action from the water company.
#accused of 'keying' cars in a number of cities, a practice involving the scratching of cars using a key. This attracted the attention of the police, though McGowan defended his actions in a television interview on Channel 4 News by stating that his actions had become "compulsive-obsessive" and that "I [McGowan] suppose it's like a social experiment testing why people do it."
#ate a swan in a protest against the monarchy, the rich and the upper classes, outside the Guy Hilton Gallery in East London.

#On December 28th 2003 Mark set out from Peckham
in South East London and attempted to sail 400 miles to Glasgow in Scotland in a shopping trolley, along the way he collected gifts from english people intending to hand them out to
the people of Scotland as a reconciliation for the William Wallace thing. He failed in his attempt after 17 days and 65 miles, due to bad weather conditions and poor equipment.
#Mark nailed his feet to the gallery wall protesting against leaves.


#Mark walked backwards for 11miles with a 27lb turkey on top of his head shouting at fat people along the way through a homemade loud hailer, it was a piece about the obesity pandemic.

etc etc
You can even see the video of him eating the corgi on his website.

papillonmama
May 30th, 2007, 03:58 PM
yay, I'm eating spaghetti, maybe I can get an artist grant! :rolleyes: *sarcasm*

chico2
May 30th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Although I think this man is a bit whacko,it's way past time the "royal"family stops the horrific tradition of the fox-hunt,it's beyond my comprehension how anyone can enjoy persuing a little animal until he collapses,only to be attacked by dogs and humans.
Shame on the"royal"family and their outdated traditions:evil:

Frenchy
May 30th, 2007, 06:16 PM
Shame on the"royal"family and their outdated traditions:evil:

I second that Chico2 :thumbs up

papillonmama
May 30th, 2007, 06:34 PM
I totally agree that they are beyond outdated traditions, but the delivery could have been different, because in my eyes, they just don't connect enough.

Schwinn
May 30th, 2007, 09:38 PM
I find most performance artists are self-rightous jackasses who do dreck in the name of art. My favourite are the supporters who go, "You just don't get it!" Oh I get it...you're a tool!

(Anyone remember the guy who urinated on the cross, or the guy who put his poo on a pedastal?? Man, was I tired of that guy's crap...)

Shaykeija
May 30th, 2007, 10:35 PM
Me thinks a midwife dropped this artist on his head when he was born.

CyberKitten
June 1st, 2007, 08:51 PM
He does not seem altogether as they say but he did as Chico said make a point about the fox hunt - which I thought was supposed to be banned now. (Or is the Royal Family exempt????) It is most bizarre however!!!

mummummum
June 1st, 2007, 11:26 PM
What an assinine stunt. Without the media attention and explanation of his "rationale" there would be no connection between eating a Corgi and Prince Phillip's role in fox hunting/ the monarchy's support of the RSPCA.

Causing an indignity to the body of a deceased animal to protest cruelty to another is exploitation not art.