Man In Chicken Skin ‘Gimp Suit’ Walks Around London And Does Aerobics, Because Art

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닭의 탈을 쓴 사람 이라고 해야 할까.
지난 8월 11일자 허핑턴포스트지에 의하면, 영국에서 한 아티스트가, 머리에서 발끝까지 오직 닭 살을 실로 엵은 옷을 입고, 런던에 나타났다고 한다. 이 기괴한 복장의 퍼포먼스는  Lewis G. Burton 과 Victor Ivanov 에 의해 진행되고 있는 FRESH라는 프로젝트의 일환으로서 “미디어를 통해서 ‘정체성과 상품성 사이’의 관계를 조사”하는 것이라고 한다.  예술가의 깊은 영혼이야 다 헤아리기 어렵겠으나, 닭의 탈을 쓴 인간이 시사하는 바에 마냥 웃을수만은 없는 이유는 무얼까…

An artist has been walking around London, dressed head to toe in a “gimp suit” made of nothing but chicken skins and thread. Needless to say, he’s been turning quite a few heads.



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The bizarre outfit is part of FLESH, a project by artists Lewis G. Burton (the person in the suit) and Victor Ivanov (the man who sews him into it).

On the project’s website, FLESH is described as experiment that aims to “examine 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,” the website reads. “This abnormality creates a stimulus for the general public to interact with, by allowing them to adopt FLESH as part of their cyber identity.”

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Over the weekend, the artists posted a new addition to the FLESH project on Vimeo: a thoroughly bizarre and vaguely hallucinogenic exercise video featuring the chicken-suited Burton doing aerobics.

FLESH Aerobics from Victor Ivanov on Vimeo.
It’s unclear whether the artists will be successful in their goal of “stimulating the social sphere” with their FLESH project, but so far it sure seems to be capturingpeople’s attention.

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