You're invited to an open to the public, collaborative, dead animal collage in Chinatown. This should be called "Group Taxidermy Practice" because it is where rogue taxidermy enthusiasts come together to practice the art form. So each time this happens it could be brilliant or a disaster. We will use Chinatown fish market garbage, roadkill, and other animal parts as our art supplies or "clippings" so to speak. You are also strongly encouraged to bring your own dead animals or parts if you wish. RAIN OR SHINE.
DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2008
MEET: THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF CANAL STREET AND LAFAYETTE STREET, NYC. FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN AT THIS POINT, AND WE WILL MOVE TO A NEW LOCATION.
WHERE DOES THE COLLAGE MAKING TAKE PLACE?: On a large portable table.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?: Anyone. CAN I BRING MY OWN DEAD ANIMALS OR ANIMAL PARTS?: Yes HOW CAN A COLLAGE BE MADE OUT OF DEAD ANIMAL PARTS?: Please see the picture above.
WHO IS THE LEADER?: This is a collaborative work of art organized by Nate Hill.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE COLLAGE WHEN IT IS COMPLETED?: It is thrown back in the garbage.
WHAT TO WEAR: I suggest wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
Long-sleeve shirts are also good to keep your arms clean. Also fully
enclosed shoes are recommended. SHOULD I BRING TOOLS TO WORK WITH?: That's not a bad idea.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE PROVIDED: latex gloves, first aid kit, wet wipes, and antibacterial gel.
TRAIN DIRECTIONS: Take any train to Canal street and walk to the meeting point.
DISCLAIMER: I cannot prevent you from injury or infection. SAFETY FIRST. Use care with all tools. Many of the animal parts we use in this event are considered rotten. Do not touch your face. Wear gloves at all times.
EVEN MORE IMPORTANT: After the collage is finished, I invite you
to drinks at the bar Home Sweet Home (a taxidermy themed bar) located
at 131 Chrystie St at Delancey street.