Friday, March 9, 2012

Saddam Shark

This installation was made in 2005, by the artist David Cerny. This became one of many controversial installations that was banned in Middelkerke,Belguim, then in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. The main purpose of this installation was a parody of another work done by Damien Hirst named,"The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living" which was created in 1991. The purpose of the installation lets you relive that moment in freeze time. It lets the audience contemplate what it would be like to be in their shoes, or in short words -dead. It also gives a message that anything can happen in matter of seconds. At one point everything seems to be fine and then out of the blue a hold breaks. 
I think this is a really interesting piece. I do admit that it is offensive, especially because of the location that it was going to be placed. I think in the end it was the right thing to show-case it in a museum and not 
outside where children could  be expose to it and be shocked by it. 

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