Skip to comments.Itís Art So Long As You Donít Detonate It
Posted on 08/22/2005 9:29:30 PM PDT by mylife
Its Art So Long As You Dont Detonate It
Continuing with our insistence that FEAR IS BACK, todays Transom has a downright disturbing item about Brooklyn artist Chris Hackett (at right), who is constructing a fully-functional suitcase bomb. The piece is courtesy of the Madagascar Institute, a radical art organization which is organizing an exhibition to be shown at either Cooper Union or South Street Seaport the week of September 11. Heres to the power of perfect timing:
[Hackett] said the strength of the bomb would be equivalent to about four pounds of TNT. It doesnt sound like much, he allowed, but its enough to kill everyone in the gallery.
Mr. Hacketts bomb is designed to be triggered from anywhere else in the worldyou call a cell phone. He said that he had already purchased the cell-phone trigger. Only he knows the numberbut, of course, he has no plans to explode it.
Read the rest of this BS Here
Feel free to pull this if its just to over the top
IN A.D. 2005...
...EXHIBITION WAS BEGINNING.
MANAGER: WHAT HAPPEN?
ASSISTANT: HE SET UP US THE BOMB.
Imagine! An entire gallery destroyed by a random tele-marketing call.
He's right - that doesn't sound like much. :-)
There was a first season episode of one of my fave tv comedies , Get Smart, where a KAOS agent was using special paints that caused a chemical reaction with each other after a certaibn time.
He was delivering them to embassies and government buildings, and then KABOOM! Max & 99 figured out that the paintings were the common denominators and tracked him to his gallery and captured him.
TV used to be good!
And of course he looks like a fine upstanding citizen, not an insane person right? :-) That is if you live in the Twilight Zone, which I sometimes feel we do.
That is funny
"And loving it!"
PS - Max had the whole 'catchphrase' thing down a good 2 or 3 decades before everyone on tv started doing them. HE had so many, too! Don Adams is awesome!
Come to think of it there have been several artistic villians in TV over the years.
The mad whacko crowd
My Dad really like his "catchphrase" stuff
"the picinic is over"
Hardly a day goes by that I don't use an Agent 86 line somewhere. "Sorry about that, chief." "And loving it!" "If only he used his skill for niceness, instead of evil..." "That's the second biggest ________ I've ever seen!" etc etc etc.
The challenge is to work one into the day somehow!
Dont Cell Phone companies recycle numbers? Everytime i get a new cell phone i always get flooded with calls for someone else.
4 lbs of TNT is a lot of explosive. Each of the London bombings used 10 lbs of a stabilized form of acetone peroxide which has about the same explosive power as TNT. 4 lbs of TNT could certainly hurt many people.
He should be under arrest in a few........
I've seen some art that I felt should be detonated.
On Saturday January 24 , Chris Hackett, Founder of the Madagascar Institute in Brooklyn, New York, sustained massive physical injuries when an explosive art-piece he was developing detonated in his face. The explosion left him with broken bones in his face, a broken jaw, and burns throughout his body. Like many working artists, Hackett has no medical insurance and no money to pay for the reconstructive surgery he will need for his face. In response to the explosion, the NYPD sent their anti-terrorism unit to The Institute and confiscated all of the Institute's computers, maps of various spots in New York City, and other personal and professional materials.
I guess its a matter of life imitates art
What a maroon