Shocking! Creative! Disgusting! Excellent!
All of these (and many other) adjectives had been used to describe the act “How to snatch a chicken” performed by the art group Voina.
No, this is not the snapshot taken from some bad taste porn movie.
This is the scene from the action “How to snatch a chicken” (a.k.a. “The tale of how one Cunt fed the whole of the group Voina”). It was performed by young people calling themselves “art group Voina” and took place on July 20, 2010 in one of the supermarkets of Saint Petersburg.
From time to time the pictures and/or video of this action pop up in some blog, and each time they cause an uproar among the readers. The same thing happened yesterday when the popular blogger Nataly Lenskaya uploaded the video in her blog. In one day it generated more than 500 comments (some of which are translated and posted below).
But for description of the action itself I will use the pictures from the original report published two years ago by one of the members of “Voina”.
[ Disclaimer: Absolutely NSFW ]
How to Snatch a Chicken (in pictures)
While the core team entered the supermarket, other activists stayed outside with the placards, which upon being combined together, formed the Russian obscene word “Безблядно” (“Without whoring”).
Looking not differently from other customers, Natalya Sokol searched for the appropriate chicken.
And finally found one…
Afterwards Natalya graciously stripped down…
However, inserting the cold chicken inside wasn’t an easy task.
Natalya lay down…
… and even asked for help…
… before realizing that it would go easier if she stood up.
Finally, she was satisfied with the result.
And started to pull the underwear up.
Well, it was time to leave the supermarket.
Guess what… upon the exit nobody asked to weigh the chicken and charge the “customer”.
Why Did They Do It?!
So what was the purpose of this weird (to put it mildly) action?
Here is the explanation given by the group’s activist Plucer.
The action took place on the 20th of July and published on the 24 of July, on the 182-th birthday of the great Russian writer and revolutionary Nikolay Chernyshevsky, who, because of his artworks, spent 27 years in prison, penal servitude and internal exile. The action also contains some hidden references from Leo Tolstoy’s works.
It was carried out as a part of the project “Voina in the supermarket!”. That’s why the group came to the supermarket “Nakhodka” at the Orenburgskaya street. There it had sex with the frozen Chicken. The public symbolic immersion of the dead Chicken into vagina was held under the slogan “Bezblyadno!” (i.e. “Without whoring!”).
In the course of the action Voina activists chanted the untranslatable obscene verses. The group proclaimed: “In Ancient Russia the word “whore” meant “to lie” and “deception”. Nowadays in Russia there are millions of “whores” of both sexes, who have lost their moral and ethical principles; who deceive and kill each other. Voina will symbolically fuck Russian two-faced cop-whores and their Kremlin prostitutes!”. The action was held under the general slogan: “Let’s fucking hit at the pornography and fascism with the Chicken Ryaba!”
What Russian netizens think about it
olis_lit: Sick peopleЭто больные люди.
gde_kefir: It’s just an art-performance. It may not be to your taste, and not mine, but here is no need for the laws of logic.Это просто арт-действо. Оно может быть не в вашем вкусе, да и не в моем, но тут не нужны законы логики.
boreas_rus: The whole thing is about testing the tolerance of society by means of “art”. The objective – to reach the boundaries of permitted, at the same time breaking and redefining the existing boundaries of tolerance. The same goal had the action of Pussies in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Its “political orientation” was merely the tool to create additional public resonance. And the “zest” was the same.Фишка в тестировании толерантности общества ‘художественными’ средствами. Задача – подойти к границе дозволенного, заодно поломоав и переопределив существующие границы толерантности. Этому же была посвящена и акция Пусь в ХСС. Её ‘политическая направленность’ была лишь инструментом для создания дополнительного общественного резонанса.А ‘фишка’ та же.
Performance with chicken is the same theme of “expansion of consciousness.” Turns out that this and that is possible, and it’s OK.Перфоманс с курицей – та же самая тема ‘расширения сознания’. Оказывается можно и так, и ничего
[Note: more about Pussy Riot mentioned in this comment - here.]
For dessert – another performance of art group Voina
Since I published this 2-years-old material about the group – I must also mention their most famous performance.
The most surprising thing is that it won the first prize in the annual competition organized by the State Center of Modern Arts!
Members of Voina made a huge graffiti of Phallus on Liteyny bridge in St. Petersburg. They did it moments before the rising of the bridge completing the whole graffiti in just 23 seconds!
The bridge itself is located opposite to the building of FSB where Vladimir Putin had worked in the past. Thus, the action was called “Dick Captured by FSB!”
Enjoy the video and don’t forget to leave your comments…