Giant turd attacks Switzerland
A giant inflatable sculpture of dog poop — the work of an American artist, now on exhibit at Switzerland’s Paul Klee Center — was blown from its moorings, taking down a power line and breaking a window before coming to rest on the grounds of a children’s home. No, er, fooling.
The piece, entitled “Complex Shit,” was the size of a house, and had a safety system that was supposed to deflate it in bad weather, but the system apparently failed, according to the UK Guardian.
Juri Steiner, the director of the Paul Klee Center, in Berne, said a sudden gust of wind carried it 200 meters before it fell to the ground, breaking a window at a nearby children’s home. The accident happened on July 31, but the details only emerged this week.
Steiner said the artist, American Paul McCarthy had not yet been contacted and the museum was unsure — neutral, you might say — about the piece of art being put back on display.
The installation is part of an exhibit called “East of Eden: A Garden Show,” which features a collection of “weird and wonderful objects” in the center’s front garden. It opened in May and is due to run until October.
The center’s web site describes the show as “interweaving, diverse, not to say conflictive emphases and a broad spectrum of items to form a dynamic exchange of parallel and self-eclipsing spatial and temporal zones”
No, er, fooling.
(Photo from Paul Klee Center web site)