- Matthew GroomMinister for the Arts
- MOFOLeigh Carmichael
- Sue HickeyLord Mayor of Hobart
- Premier Will HodgmanPremier
- Rebecca WhiteLeader of the Opposition
- Cassy O'ConnorGreens Leader
- Andrea DawkinsGreens Animal Welfare Spokesperson
- P&O CruisesCruise Director
Tasmanian Dark MOFO sponsors ARTIST to have bull killed for carcass blood in name of ART
Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch will present his bloody performance ritual 150th Action for the first time in Australia at Dark Park, the festival’s large-scale public art playground at Macquarie Point.
Known for his performances involving carcasses and blood, Nitsch had an exhibition cancelled in Mexico City in 2015 after an online petition against it attracted more than 5000 signatures.
These displays, of people immersing themselves in the carcasses of dead animals and covering themselves in blood are more than obscene, they are sociopathic. This is one step this side of bestiality.
Surely Hobart, and Tasmania, are better than this. Is this the sort of obscenity that we want our tourists to see? Do we not kill and abuse enough animals already? This bull is to be slaughtered specifically for this event. It is indefensible on every level and we urge our leaders to take a stand and ensure that the event does not go ahead.
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- Minister for the Arts
- Leigh Carmichael
- Lord Mayor of Hobart
Premier Will Hodgman
- Leader of the Opposition
- Greens Leader
- Greens Animal Welfare Spokesperson
- Cruise Director
Stop Dark MOFO allowing a bull to be killed for its Winter Festival and using its blood.
This horrific display cannot be described in any way as 'art', and it is indefensible on every level. Indeed, it is obcene and sociopathic. Is this what we want our tourists to see when they come to Tasmania? P&O's cruise liner Pacific Jewel will be in Hobart for Dark MOFO, what we want the the passengers on board to remember about us?
What gives MONA the right to demand the life of an animal only for it to be treated with such gross disrespect, with people tearing at its carcass and covering themselves in its blood?
Please, The decent people of Tasmania demand that you put a stop to this before it can be progressed any further.
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