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Itís Art So Long As You Donít Detonate It
The Gawker ^

Posted on 08/22/2005 9:29:30 PM PDT by mylife

It’s Art So Long As You Don’t Detonate It

Continuing with our insistence that FEAR IS BACK, today’s 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. Here’s to the power of perfect timing:

[Hackett] said the strength of the bomb would be equivalent to “about four pounds of TNT. It doesn’t sound like much,” he allowed, “but it’s enough to kill everyone in the gallery.”

Mr. Hackett’s bomb is designed to be triggered from “anywhere else in the world—you call a cell phone.” He said that he had already purchased the cell-phone trigger. Only he knows the number—but, of course, he has no plans to explode it.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: art; chrishackett; itsart; madagascarinstitute; suitcasenukes; thelooneyleft
Here is the lad


1 posted on 08/22/2005 9:29:32 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Admin Moderator

Feel free to pull this if its just to over the top


2 posted on 08/22/2005 9:31:15 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

IN A.D. 2005...
...EXHIBITION WAS BEGINNING.
MANAGER: WHAT HAPPEN?
ASSISTANT: HE SET UP US THE BOMB.


3 posted on 08/22/2005 9:33:16 PM PDT by RichInOC (MANAGER: WHAT YOU SAY!!)
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To: mylife
Mr. Hackett’s bomb is designed to be triggered from “anywhere else in the world—you call a cell phone.” He said that he had already purchased the cell-phone trigger. Only he knows the number—but, of course, he has no plans to explode it.

Imagine! An entire gallery destroyed by a random tele-marketing call.

4 posted on 08/22/2005 9:33:51 PM PDT by reg45
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To: mylife
Only he knows the number—but, of course, he has no plans to explode it.

Of course not. That would be insane.


5 posted on 08/22/2005 9:38:30 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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Mr. Hackett, who is an artist, doesn’t like to jaywalk; he crosses the Manhattan streets with caution. He looks something like a big paramilitary teddy bear, in work boots (his only pair of shoes) and all-black clothes. He’s in his early 30’s and has lots of big dreadlocks and many freckles.

Bwaaaahaaahaaa

6 posted on 08/22/2005 9:39:14 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife
[Hackett] said the strength of the bomb would be equivalent to “about four pounds of TNT. It doesn’t sound like much,” he allowed, “but it’s enough to kill everyone in the gallery.”

He's right - that doesn't sound like much. :-)

7 posted on 08/22/2005 9:40:07 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: mylife

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!


8 posted on 08/22/2005 9:41:45 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: MaryFromMichigan

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.


9 posted on 08/22/2005 9:42:49 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftist=Anti American!)
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To: HitmanNY
Max & 99 figured out that the paintings were the common denominators and tracked him to his gallery and captured him.

That is funny

10 posted on 08/22/2005 9:43:04 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

"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!


11 posted on 08/22/2005 9:44:26 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: HitmanNY

Come to think of it there have been several artistic villians in TV over the years.

The mad whacko crowd


12 posted on 08/22/2005 9:45:01 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: HitmanNY

My Dad really like his "catchphrase" stuff

"the picinic is over"


13 posted on 08/22/2005 9:46:42 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

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!


14 posted on 08/22/2005 9:49:05 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: mylife

Dont Cell Phone companies recycle numbers? Everytime i get a new cell phone i always get flooded with calls for someone else.


15 posted on 08/22/2005 10:36:42 PM PDT by chudogg (www.chudogg.blogspot.com)
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To: HitmanNY

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.


16 posted on 08/22/2005 11:29:05 PM PDT by burzum
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To: mylife

He should be under arrest in a few........


17 posted on 08/22/2005 11:32:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: mylife

I've seen some art that I felt should be detonated.


18 posted on 08/22/2005 11:37:09 PM PDT by Blue Champagne (Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?)
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To: mylife

On Saturday January 24 [2004], 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.


19 posted on 08/24/2005 1:38:41 PM PDT by tiggs (It takes the Village People to raise a child.)
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To: tiggs

I guess its a matter of life imitates art

What a maroon


20 posted on 08/24/2005 4:16:59 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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