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nathalia edenmont - artist?

October 29th, 2004, 09:25 AM
please forgive me if this is a hoax as i haven't followed through with all the sub-links yet. does anyone know if this is true? if it is it is just ghastly! there is a petition here as well.

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There's an artist, Nathalia Edenmont, who kills cats, mice, doves, rabbits, and other animals, mutilates their bodies, and then takes their photographs. She's on exhibit, among other places, at the Wetterling Gallery in Sweden. She has taken the top halves of five white mice and made them into finger puppets. She beat a cat to death with a stick. And this is called art. This is not only inhumane, but morally reprehensible.

Link to samples of the exhibit (warning! offensive content): Wetterling Gallery's Justification of her work:

*****Link to the petition against her:

October 29th, 2004, 11:22 AM
That is horrible. Poor creatures.

October 29th, 2004, 02:41 PM
That is completely disgusting!!!! I am so angry right now that I am shaking! I cannot believe that they allow someone to do this. If I went out an murdered all sorts of people and turned them into vases and puppets, etc.... would it be allowed because it is art? I am an artist and I understand wanting to provoke thoughts and emotions, but when is it to far? I think this has passed the bridge of acceptable. This sickens me.......

I think everyone here should sign this petition.

And yes, this is 100% real - completely unmanipulated. She has been on the news before and in the papers, about 1 year ago.

October 29th, 2004, 02:51 PM
That is vile and disgusting and not art in any way shape or form

October 29th, 2004, 03:07 PM
It is amazing that this is occuring in Sweden, a country that in noted for its progressive child abuse legislation. Surely, animal lovers there are campaigning against this vile and cruel so called "art". It is torture, NOT art!!

I hate to read this kind of stuff. It makes me so sad!!

heeler's rock!
October 29th, 2004, 08:44 PM
That is so sad......It makes you wonder what is going on in that head of hers.....they say that she kills the animals in a "humane" fashion, but do they think that makes it okay? For pitty's sake, let the animals rest in peace! I can't believe this is not only allowed, but actually sold as art!! The only thoughts it envokes in me are thoughts involving her, me, a bat, and 10 minutes alone...... :mad:

October 29th, 2004, 09:38 PM
I signed it and passed it to others. That is just wrong and I can't believe no matter where this person lives it should not be allowed!