The Deers of Perception

What could be more festive than spending a night locked in an art gallery with a dozen reindeer and a fridge full of psychedelic drugs?

The urine is collected by handlers and stored in fridges by the walls, which also hold both dried and fresh fly agaric mushrooms. By day they're locked, but at night the fridges are opened, allowing people staying over to sample the contents. However, because only half the reindeer are fed the mushrooms, it's impossible to know which bottles, if any, contain hallucinogenic urine.


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5 Responses:

  1. Jim Sweeney says:

    Well great, there goes my plans for my birthday party.

  2. says:

    That's one of the most fucking stupid... oh, is this art? All right then.

  3. Jenni bot says:

    This really is the Italians, and arte povera's fault. They were the first ones exhibiting a bunch of horses or parrots as an installation. Collecting maybe-psychoactive reindeer juice is silly & unnecessary, and offering the overnighters the option of dry mushrooms & a teapot makes more sense aesthetically.

    The space is a magnificent one to work with, and the artist has essentially stylized an ecosystem to be observed within it. It's something that designers create constantly in video games (with more utilitarian ends), but real is so much better.

  4. Kaishaku says:

    Sweet sweet lemonade.