w.t.f Nice to see ET is participating on Etsy.
I want to be the first to comment, yet I find myself at a loss for words — polysemantic words that is.
Because I always thought that chickens with lights up thier asses made a powerful social statement.
I think in the last sentence they mixed up their letters. (it can happen) They meant to say “moronically relating to iron changes of the world”
I don’t think it’s fair to show the whole installation, but sell it bird by individual bird. Any punch it has as art is lost without the repetition. It goes from (arguably) being a reference to bird flu and the public reaction, to looking like a weekend taxidermy project.
But then, who knows, maybe there are just so many people wanting a piece of this “art” that selling them individually was the only way to satisfy the fans
Wut. Why do art students write this sort of wharrgarbl to try and justify their work? I’d be more impressed if the description just said “Cluck cluck buh-gawk!”
Loving the View It in A Room. Reminds me of Paul & Storm’s “Nugget Man” (if you have never heard P&S, your life will be greatly enriched by them)–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Vbg8gXz94
I like it!
Chickens with lights shoved up their dead asses! Now I have heard everything.
I’ll take five, plus 2 fries, an order of onion rings, & a cole slaw.
I’ve read in Martha Stewart that if you don’t have a BBQ to roast a chicken the next best thing is a high-wattage bulb shoved in the bird. Cook until the juices run down the wire.
wtf, I just noticed there are eight birds in the original installation, but only five for sale. There haven’t been any etsy sales, so did three people actually buy from that installation when it was in the gallery? Fools and their money…
More likely, SoftDecor (what an ironic name for the maker of chicken lamps with attached feet) kept the other three as a remembrance.
Crap! I forgot to turn on the crockpot. It’s Chic-fil-A for dinner.
I can see that my eldest daughter will never be a “successful artist”… she’s not psychotic enough.
“Honey, its dark in here. Could you turn on the chicken for me?
mmmm chicken skins.
Too plain. I want peacocks. But since the feathers are gone (“no plumage”), he should use Christmas lights for the _je ne sais squawk_.
Ok, I Googled-polysemantic and associative object-because I wanted to know what that is. My searches just turned up various links to this “art” work.
So Regretsians what is a polysemantic/associative object?
That little chicken looks like he needs some pizazz…
Correction, #5. It’s an “instaliation” not an installation.
raz – I was SO hoping someone would PS a poncho on the poor clucker.
OMG Razberries you are fast! that is brilliant!
fyi, people-i don’t think these are real chickens…
“Materials- silicone, cotton”
thanks, clevercat- and btw i love the new avatar- but i still like the merkin gnome the best!
Helen, a high point in both headline and view, maybe an all-time high…
And these are perfect for pairing up with your bat night light. Or your Canada goose chandelier (to quote Tom Lehrer, “Don’t stand underneath when they fly by.”
This should have been tagged, “Not suitable for eating.” Damn.
Rowan, something polysemantic is something ambiguous, or having many meanings. An associative object is something to which we assign meaning, or ascribe meaning based on context. So, I’m guessing she’s trying to say that she chose the chicken because it has several meanings — as food, as lacking courage, as indicative of something “avian” (as in flu). Though, I would argue with her that pandemic diseases are hardly an “anomaly” in human history.
Raz that’s almost cute!
What’s an instaliation?
#22 razberries : Not real chickens! Well, I’m not paying $350 for a fake chicken!
Whoohoo “comment of the day” go Razzie
Thanks Veracity. I knew the definitions, but I didn’t know if polysemantic/associative objects were a particular style of sculpture like Minimalism. I agree pandemic diseases are not an anomaly in human history. (Actually I thought she was saying her work was an anomaly.)
The artistic beatification of the positivities of swine flu: http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/bacon-lamp.jpg
My first response to this, as the practical person I am says “If I buy this,how the hell do I dust it?”.
I hunted up an Indiana Jones font just for this
It was a toss up between “Temple of Chicken” and “Chicken of Doom”
jesus holy mother of god, was this chicken electrocuted?
yay! thanks HK! i am so bookmarking this page so i can come back to it for future smiles
and iscreamuscream, yours just made me giggle out loud at my desk
oh i see, its some Hipster Installation Artist swallowing up more grant money….
#35 Eruanna : all Indy needs now is a baster and some bbq sauce! lol
I’m laughing like a lunatic over here. LOVE ME SOME GLOWY CHIKKINZ! God I wish I were rich; I’d buy all of them and decorate my house Southern-Fried style.
And this she says
“By choosing it I was trying think ironically relating to moral changes of the world.”
Does anyone actually know the definition of ironic? because both her and Alanis Morrissett don’t
Raz, Or that scene from Temple with the BBQ rack. Just give Mola Ram a BBQ apron and hat. I’ll pull some stills later.
(gets nerd glasses out)
#17 I think the artist made the word up; it’s not in my dictionary at least (Meriam-webster).
Poly means many and semantics, plural noun (no such thing as an adjective semantic), are the study of how words and sentences are put together to form meaning. So is this artist using “polysemantic” to mean multilingual/multicultural?
Polysemous is the correct word for “multiple meanings.” Kinda redundant to describe any piece of art as polysemous, because it all…
….Because it all is.
Oh my cats would so have this sculpture.
Damn, Raz, you must read be psychic! That pic is exactly what I had in my mind…eerie…
#43 yeah its all semantics all right- because most Installation artists talk out their ass anyway- their chicken ass that is…
oops. you must be psychic. duh
eruanna bloody excellent.
” Mommy, please don’t turn on the nightlight tonight. It scares me.
Don’t be silly darling, it is just some fabric(according to Raz) made to look like a beheaded and dessicated chicken. There is nothing to be afraid of. Unless of course the person who thought this was a good idea turns up.”
This is chicken shit.
The artist forgot the Golden Rule of being a Serious Installation Artist, which is:
Your art is too profound to sell to the common masses, as that would be “selling out”, and besides, you aren’t a true artist unless you are living on noddles and working in a call centre.
Ah! Ghost-chickens come to haunt the KFC man!!! LMAO
LOL! Yep. Noodles and gov’ment cheese.
Aww, it’s a fake felted chicken? Nevermind, I don’t want it then.
The Slimfast “before” model, 100 lbs and a brazilian later.
Sounds like the post office saying – “neither fuzz nor plumage” will stop the mail from being delivered.
After reading the “Artist’s Statement,” this comes to mind:
Can someone please put a Northwestern cheerleader outfit on mine, please? I think the Wildcats have a game this weekend.
I don’t even want to think what is going on inside this sellers head.
LOL @ #60! So true!
er, #58 even.
But high five to #60 too.
I hate seeing a chicken not dressed.
Ah yes, soft decor offers EXACTLY the kind of aesthetic I’m trying to channel in my apartment–a beheaded, plucked chicken stretched out in agony over a light shoved up its poophole. I wonder if I can get the companion praying chicken for half off? These would go great over my rotisserie oven in the kitchen.
$800 for a bunch of cotton squares? Uh, no thanks.
My bad, cotton puffs.
My checkered past includes having worked in a bird taxidermy. When a live chicken is brought in (usually after winning a fair award) to be stuffed, the taxidermist kills it by… you guessed it. Sticking a bare wire up it’s hooha and pluggin’ her in. I am not making this up.
@blondeweezie–I think those tie-offs ruin that. And, $800 is a buttload of money for Vilnius, Lithuania.
In terms of upcycled materials, I like this one better (using old buttons)
At the risk of incurring the wrath of the Thumbs Down brigade, this is the *first* time I’ve laughed out loud upon opening a “View It in a Room.”
Don’t get me wrong – the others have been funtastic. But this one……..holy shit. It makes me crave an extra drumstick and a PBR.
*extra CRISPY drumstick and EIGHTEENTH PBR*
Okay, give me those thumbs down, I really like this.
@#71, no, I do too.
too many cups of coffee I guess!
Raz, I’m mega impressed with your quick-fire- poncho-reflex and self-given-badge-o-honor.
As for the “art,” in question, I think it’d be better if it was a wall-mount fixture and not plug-in style. Seeing the cord is so not high design. Unless it’s just a bare bulb and a black cord, ’cause apparently that is….but yeah, next time, let’s get “No fuzz, plumage or exposed wiring.” And a jumbo size tub o’ hot sauce.
first of all, what the FUCK is the seller going on about?
and second, what the…I can’t even articulate a snarky question about the goddamned chicken light thing.
that bird has one funky ass lookin’ penis. Heh.
why did the chicken cross the road?
to get the fuck away from this seller.
#73- that is fabulous! I’m pretty sure that was the seller was aiming for!
I know I should comment on the other more important things but the illumintaed chicken arms really made me realize that I do have some pretty serious chicken wings (skin) going on.
and I am totally curious , does the heat from the bulb heat the chicken up?
@#73 ISUS: You beat me to it, and your version is much better than mine! Hilarious!
The seller has some kind of fixation with making objects into lamps- chickens, felt circles, boots. I don’t even want to think about what she does in private, if ya get my drift. nudge nudge. wink.
voteaudrey, i didn’t give myself the ribbon…lmfao…i am never a cocky person (get it)
I adore these chicken lamps. They glow with the divine and terrible light of Zuul:
I’m right there with you, Dynomoose. But at least I have a tenuous excuse to like ‘em: my area of study tends to overlap strongly with public health.
Those’d be so awesome in a department’s meet’n'greet area. “Welcome to the University of X’s School of Public Health. Oh, the chickens? Failed test subjects.”
(There’s also probably a former Soviet union/radiation joke to be made, but it’s too late for my brain.)
Yeah well in this case I think the artist ran afoul of good taste…
can someone ps a halk chicken purse???? I suck at pics
#83 just made me LOL!
I need this for my front window. Then I would stand out in front of my house and tell everyone it’s a major award.
Wow, that is a line of gibberish worthy of (I was going to mention a recent ex-governor, but I’ll keep it nonpartisan). Nothing like somebody trying to use words they only partly understand.
Is that a real chicken? When the bulb get hot, does it make your whole apartment smell like chicken? Chicken potpourri?
If you display it in your front window, maybe we can get A happy Etsy crafter to make outfits for it
Interesting……but not interesting enough to buy.
Someone on Etsy makes lamps out of real skulls and those are way wicked!
@ Skully stuff that bird with Reese’s Pieces
I look forward to starting my day with Regretsy and a good hard laugh at the comments and photoshops, etc. Thank you, all!
When she decided to write the description I think she chose words she liked from the dictionary and threw them at random onto the screen.
IT’S WHATS FOR DINNER!!!!!!!!
Guess What? I found his head!
Alright, for a change I can’t find much to insult, and I’m going to be the one person who thinks her stuff is kinda brilliant – did anyone look at the rest of it? I love the felted wall in particular. You have to say all kinds of conceptual nonsense about installations, goes with the territory, and I don’t actually mind a whole wall of illuminated chicken carcasses, there’s a statement in there somewhere, but ONE by itself looks like a gag. I’d buy something from her if I could afford…
I don’t know about Modern World Society, but my diagnosis of the future world society is that the stupid and pretentious shall inherit the Earth unless something is done about this pandemic.
Where’s the “I will not pretend to wait for you to wake up again, the universal mind all times wake up all times” shirt guy? I wanna shove a light bulb up his ass along with this seller. Who wants to help me with the instaliation? I’ll make chicken.
This person would sell that if they changed their the description to…
“Dude, check out this fucking crazy shit. A fuckin chicken lamp!!! Isn’t it awesome? ” “Fuckin-A!”.
That would at lest attract the stoners with the munchies surfing Etsy.
But no, instead they preach about some gas ass political bullshit.
I’m sure if PETA saw this exhibit they would demand that the artist “pullet down”.
DX OOOOH! OW!
I hurt even *myself* with that pun.
If I was irresponsibly wealthy I would buy everything on regresty (including this, oh god, including this) and put it all in a room designed to freak people out
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