DOG CARPETS (2007)

Interview with Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau by Kristofer Paetau, april 2008.

Dog Carpets (2007) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau

What is this project about?

Ondrej: The dog carpets are essentially about society’s hypocrisy. It questions the special status that dogs and cats have in our, western society. Although we can see that in China, despite the local culture and cuisine, the pet culture is on its rise as well. The Bolivian experience was about hypocrisy as well, but it involved on a larger and direct scale mechanisms and structures within the society.

Kristofer: It’s about the tradition of producing carpets with wild animals as a hunting fetish. But in this case we were using an inappropriate animal, a pet – and like this we wanted to question the values behind this tradition. Ondrej was speaking to me about this idea already before the Bolivia show, but when I got the opportunity to participate in that show I thought it would be interesting to realize the dog carpets there with Ondrej, mainly for three reasons: more adventure, lower production costs and the problem of street dogs in South America (in contrast to the beloved inhouse pet in North America and in most European countries).

Dog Carpets (2007) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau

How did you proceed to realize the work and how important was the local context for realizing the work?

Ondrej: The context is always important. In fact in comparison to most countries in Europe, in Bolivia (La Paz) there is a great concentration of street dogs. We were informed then, that there is a municipal company called Zoonosis which is in charge of hunting street dogs and dealing with animals within the city of La Paz. They catch about 100 dogs a week and execute them every friday noon. We were supposed to prepare a project that would take place in a city Museum called Museo Tambo Quirquincho. The communication with Zoonosis was relatively simple, since both institutions were run by the city. We requested to obtain 10 sacrificed dogs for our “installation”. This seemed to be a perfect paradox. A hunting carpet from a dog that is being hunted by the society.

Kristofer: The local context was striking: when we went out in the center of the city at night there were dogs all over the streets eating garbage. We discovered that there is a whole municipal organisation dealing with the problem of street dogs in La Paz. The municipal service Zoonosis is hunting for street dogs during night time and collecting the dogs in a kind of dog prison and then killing them, about 100 dogs every week. We went to visit Zoonosis and talked to them about our project and we also explained our project to the director of the Museo Tambo Quirquincho. She wrote a recommendation letter for us and with this letter we went to Zoonosis again and met with the director. He signed and gave us a small post-it to authorise us to get 10 killed dogs the following week…

Dog Carpets (2007) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau

Tell us about the killing. Did you assist to it and if yes, how did you feel and what did you think about at that moment?

Ondrej: The killing was a terrible experience. We arrived to Zoonosis maybe one hour before they began with the execution. About half an hour before they started with the execution, the dogs were quite restless, nervous, barking a lot as if this was their last chance to show that they’re alive. When they started killing them the whole cage was in complete silence. I’m sure that the dogs were completely aware what was going on…

Kristofer: Yes we assisted to the killing, which took place around one o’clock in the afternoon. The gates were closed so nobody could see what happened from the outside. The place became completely calm and the dogs stopped barking. I was nervous. I had taken my digital camera because I wanted to record something of this moment – which was of course forbidden – and at the same time it was absolutely not the moment to make photographs… So I nervously pushed the button a couple of times without really looking. Hiding away with the camera from the 5 or 6 guys running around making injections to the dogs with big plastic bottles filled with poison. All dogs pissed and shitted after they got the injection. They died in about 30 seconds and were left there lying in their own excrements. I felt miserable.

Dog Carpets (2007) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau

What happened after the killing?

Ondrej: After the execution Zoonosis offered us a transport of the cadavers to the taxidermist….or sort of taxidermist…we did some research before (there is no training or career of taxidermy in La Paz) and seemingly the only person who could help us to realize the taxidermy was working in the Museum of Natural history… as a guard. He was also responsible for most taxidermy work within the Museum. The quality of the exhibits were quite terrible but we didn’t have any other choice.

Kristofer: We were asked to chose “our” 10 dogs which were put aside for us and put into plastic bags. The act of picking 10 freshly killed dogs out of maybe 80 killed that day was also like straight out of a nightmare, but I was surprised and terrified to see how easily I started looking at the dead bodies just as aesthetic objects, trying to make the best choice. Zoonosis then gave us a ride with the dead dogs to the Museum of Natural History, where we had found the only taxidermists of La Paz: the janitor of the museum and his friend the night-guard who practice taxidermy as a self-taught hobby (doing the taxidermy for the collections of the Museum of Natural History of La Paz as well). The taxidermy that those two fellows did was horrible. You could still feel and see the meat and the bones in the legs and the dogs were stinking like hell…

Dog Carpets (2007) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau

How did you display the work in the Museo Tambo Quirquincho?

Ondrej: The carpets were not ready for the opening. They were still wet and extremely stinking. We decided to hang the dog carpets in the patio of the museum in a way like you hang clothes to dry. The idea was that the dogs would be drying during the time of the show. Visually it was certainly a freak show.

Kristofer: We could not show the work as planned since the dogs were not dry yet. So we wanted to just put them up to dry outside, in the courtyard of the museum. This was a terrible “installation”. But since the whole show was all about “the process”, we and the curators accepted this display. The museum director didn’t like it though, so the next day we had to put them into a smaller courtyard where the public could not see them. But since the show was about the process, the museum was open for visitors before the opening as well and the display of the hanging dogs was seen by a couple of persons on that one day when we first hang them up to dry in the courtyard of the museum…

Dog Carpets (2007) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau

What were the reactions to the work in Bolivia, La Paz?

Ondrej: It created a scandal. The animal right people pushed the Mayor to investigate the matter and ordered the same city company, Zoonosis – that gave us the dead dogs – to give him a report and an explanation of the situation. So what Zoonosis did was to enter into the Museum and steal the carpets from the show with the help of the Museum director herself… it was a complete paradox since we had all the legal and written permissions from the Museum and from Zoonosis to realize our project. We got a phone call to the hotel where we were staying and ready to leave from Bolivia the next morning, informing us that somebody is taking away – stealing our work. The scandal was covered extensively by the media… Different TV channels issued interviews and even set a confrontation between us and the animal right defenders…

Kristofer: During the one afternoon that the dogs were on public display in the courtyard of the Museo Tambo Quirquincho some visitors saw them and created a scandal, alerting TV stations, animal rights associations and making a lot of direct pressure on the mayor of La Paz, who actually has both the Museo Tambo Quirquincho and the Zoonosis under his control, since both institutions are municipal… So a couple of days later we got a phone call from the curator of the show, telling us that the dogs have been “removed” and that there is nothing we can do to get them back. The mayor had ordered Zoonosis to go to the Museo Tambo Quirquincho and remove the dogs, in collaboration with the director of the museum. When we arrived to the museum there were several TV crews there making interviews. We tried to get hold on the tapes from the different TV channels but because of the lack of cooperation of the director of the museum and of the bolivian curator we did not have a chance. We had our return flights the next day so there was no time to organize anything really. We even heard from the transport company we had hired to transport the dogs and other works we had made, that the mayor of La Paz had made a new law the same day, making it illegal to export dead dogs… Just in case we would have had some more in stock. He was very afraid of losing his job if the scandal would have spread internationally.

Dog Carpets (2007) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau

You decided to realize the Dogcarpets in Europe after the Bolivian experience. What do you think of this transition?

Ondrej: Well, actually I tried to realize the project in Prague shortly before coming to Bolivia. The idea of the carpets was already about one year old. The carpet itself is an extremely powerful image, which is inevitably confronting the viewer. Hypocrisy is still the main aspect of the work, even though it confronts you on a more personal level. The dogs are obviously pets and not street dogs, which is quite important, since I mentioned the special position pets like dogs and cats occupy within our society. People sometimes develop a closer relationship with their pets than with their own family or friends. Another striking difference is the realization of the taxidermy. I wanted the carpets resembling a bear or a tiger or other hunting carpets which are formally realized very professionally. The dogs and cats were obtained from a pet hospital, where they died mostly from natural causes and the owners didn’t want to take care of the dead bodies…

Kristofer: After Bolivia I went directly to Rio de Janeiro for a residency of 2 months and Ondrej went back to Prague. As we were about to participate together in the Prague Biennale only 2 months later, we decided that we would like to show the Dog Carpets in the Biennale, so Ondrej concentrated on getting the dogs produced in Prague while I was working with rats in Brasil. The Prague dogs came from a hospital where the dogs had died and nobody had wanted to take care of the corpses. They are real pets that were abandoned after death – not street dogs. So the difference is quite big to the bolivian dogs. Also the context is completely different. I was more interested and more involved in the crazy Bolivian adventure, but I think the Dog Carpets – as they turned out finally – are very well made and very disturbing objects.

Dog Carpets (2007) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau

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154 Responses to “ Dog Carpets (2007) ”


  1. husty


  2. Very powerful


  3. Very funny


  4. What to say¨nice shit!


  5. Brilliant and congratulations! Your work forces the viewer to oscillate between hypocrisy and conscience while turning on his/her ability to empathize. The animal righs groups have got it wrong here…the dogs were not killed nor harmed in the making of the work – instead the work speaks to the fact that over 100 dogs are murdered every week and that the artists are only doing what artists do: to ask us to pay attention!
    Christian Bernard Singer
    Eco-installation artist and curator (Canada)
    http://www.christianbernardsinger.com


  6. I get your point…

    But why is art so stuck in making ironic points these days? Everything is self-justifying by relation to canon or pop sociology or even worse… other contemporary works. Nothing is truly provocative or life-affirming anymore. Dogs enjoy a special status within human society, unlike other domesticated or wild animals. And society shows hypocrisy when it fails to provide for the care of their populations. No kidding, but aren’t there more informative and interesting ways to communicate that via media? I don’t object to the fact that you have dead dogs on the ground of an art exhibition. I just don’t find it informative, let alone inspiring. This project is a perfect example of why contemporary art has lost its relevance to society at large. Artists produce works for their resume and for academic advocates. Sorry to be harsh, but work like this is why I got out of arts curating…

    -Patrick Marckesano


  7. Great for home putting practice


  8. If you want more media, should be more ironic and cruel like Guillermo Vargas Habacuc (guy who tied starving dog up in exhibition). This more ironic than yours! This is maybe a movement in Latin art these days. cool.


  9. que quilombo que armaron chicos!!!!! felicidades! mejores son los callejeros..jejej
    saludos!!!!! – roberto/unter


  10. kobusinki jacek ———– good works …………………


  11. Re: Patrick M
    Ironic it is not, commenting on societies values it is. Art has always been about this.


  12. You should be in arrested, and not to consider yourself as artists.
    FUCK YOU!
    I hope someone will make carpet out of you.
    I ll be glad to bye thazt peace for my private art collection.


  13. It is not art.This is sick and awful


  14. they are not artist. Artists represent cruelty and feelings, ideas, etc by using metaphores.
    they and the gallery and all people involved in this project are perverse

    and they dont deserve just a byte more nor a second.
    agualicia


  15. You probably didn’t read anything so you missed the whole context, they didn’t kill the dogs, they just showed them in the form of carpets… You don’t have to like it, I don’t like it myself but I find it a strong statement.


  16. What about pet owners who wear their dogs?
    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=121735&in_page_id=34


  17. Cool where can i get one made too?


  18. gosh what next a cow cut in half, art my arse!


  19. [quote]You should be in arrested, and not to consider yourself as artists.
    FUCK YOU!
    I hope someone will make carpet out of you.
    I ll be glad to bye thazt peace for my private art collection.

    [/quote]

    arrested for what? dogs died from natural causes or were going to be destroyed. what is the difference between skinning them and deliberatly killing a cow so you can stuff your face with a beef burger.

    Top work. Carry on.


  20. totaly bonkers,mans best friend treated this way,this world never ceases to amaze me.


  21. iteresting!!


  22. are you selling the pieces? i hope not… anyway i hope one day tis south ameircan artists(????) can find a way to express theirself in a better way…

    i wish to poor animals good luck.

    dara dolunay
    istanbul


  23. painful but true art


  24. a new direction in rating art idiot artists making idiot art for idiots


  25. use your body filty artis!


  26. This is not Art


  27. ONDREJ & KRISTOFER you are post chineese comunist (f)artists


  28. ondrej & kristofer – another accidents from czernobil


  29. This is inhumane and irresponsible your content is -Torture not ART. As a HUMAN ANIMAL, avid artist and supporter of the arts; I ask that you stop this in sensitive approach at attention graving. Spreading cruelty is a CHEAP attempt at contemporary art and the lowest form of the medium.

    YOU SUCK!


  30. I’d like to see a carper made of the artist him self !


  31. I find the work shocking and thought-provoking. A sad commentary on the schizophrenic narture of man’s relationship to the natural world and especially domesticated animals that rely on us for their well-being.

    As grotesque as the concept of this show is – I read the description with horror and fascination – I have the impression that the artists’ conception, realization and documentation of the project were done to engage an audience with this extremely unappealing aspect of the reality of contemporary society.

    Is it art? I believe so.

    Is it ironic? No more so than the reality of society’s often neglectful and cruel treatment of “man’s best friend”.

    I’m not saying that I would necessarily enjoy visiting this exhibition, or if i encountered it without having read the “backstory” that I might not dismiss it it as grotesque, exploitative and unnecessary, but having read about it here, I find the project very compelling and thought-provoking. And sad. A looking glass in which we are all reflected. Art.


  32. we feel pity for the artists


  33. Sorry, but this is a lame one liner…

    Oh, we as humans are detached from the way we treat animals and often hypocrites in our level of sensitivity or outrage towards cruelty.

    Wow. Pretty obvious if you asks me.

    Has art become this irrelevant in the post modern era?


  34. There’s some very rare human skin lampshades and other leather “art” leftover from nazi deathcamps.

    They made a strong statement too. And they will be long remembered (especially next year, when this silly exhibit is forgotten).


  35. Aussi comdanable que ces deux monstres, la direction de ce musée .Comment cautionner une telle monstruosité? …..
    Amigos REVEILLEZ VOUS!!!!!!!! ON NE DOIS PLUS ACCEPTER L’INACCEPTABLE
    Putin y’a pas un seul homme de lois qui ait des couilles pour mettre tous ces abominables responsables de crime contre animaux en prison ?? Triste


  36. First of all I don’t think this is Art; I understand that Art sometimes is shocking and artist try to find another ways to shock people like the exhibition in Toronto and Montreal about human dead bodies without skin but is not Art.
    In Mexico, Central and South America we have a sad situation, people buy or get dogs form friends they take them home and then 2 weeks later or maybe more they put them on the street, is an ugly situation because the government can only do one thing pick the dogs from the street and kill them.
    Canada and USA is the same thing but the difference is that they take the animal to the SPCA or like they been doing lately in Montreal people move to another place and they leave their pets in the old apartment until the new tenants find them and take them to get killed or adopted(this doesn’t happen very often).
    So why people get all mad when they see that if is actually reality, part of our sick society is a very sad situation.

    But please do not call this ART!


  37. Art is also about showing us the reality we live in, and here the image in the mirror is cruel butit still is an allegory (the pet transformed into a hunting carpet is speaking about a problem in society as the comment above explains very well).


  38. If you cared for animals in even the slightest way, you would not desecrate their bodies like this. As an artist and animal rights activist, I find this disgraceful and I am ashamed that anyone involved in the arts and arts community would think that projects like these deserve any attention or value. Would you skin a homeless person who died on the street to make a point? No. If you aswered yes, you only prove the point more clearly that you are a socio-psychopath looking to shock people. Shock art has been done and by way better artists than yourself. You want to make a difference? Then donate time, money or advocate for animal rights. Don’t be a coward and hypocrite by using the same thing you deplore to prove a point. Your “art” is ridiculous and this has nothing to do with bringing attention to the way animals are treated. All this does is bring you negative attention which I am sure you are proud of since I would venture to say that you rejoice from negative comments. It probably fuels your work. You need to read about ethics and what animal rights is really about.

    Jaded Raven (Canada)


  39. “I’m sure that the dogs were completely aware what was going on…” (Ondrej)

    best wishes
    Elisabeth Steger (Vienna)


  40. The dogs might have sensed they are going to die on the moment of their extermination in the cages but they are as innocent as children in this filthy artwork!


  41. Hitler was also a great artist too, he showed the world how
    stupid people can be and blindlessly follow their leader to the point where they are
    completely careless regarding their fellow human beings. right?

    anything can be art. thats not even the point. filming me eating yr moms pussy with a fork while recording
    yr reaction to her screams would be a nice piece too. very smart! if we can eat live shellfish why not your mom?
    thats hypocrisy!

    what im saying is you are actually nothing but a popularity whore.
    and everything you do allways comes backs to you!
    remember that when yr miserable days shall come. and come they shall


  42. What a powerful cultural critique you could have made if you would have chosen to adopt and save those ten dogs. But this is so very sad.


  43. I don’t think we would be discussing this here if they had adopted the dogs…


  44. Maybe people would have stopped Hitler sooner if there had been somebody who had made carpets out of exterminated jewish people and put them on display publicly? The problem of monstruosity is much more about hiding things than about showing them.


  45. thats a good point you got there, but i dont think what these guys did was done out of humanitarian reasons.
    it was done from the same reasons the “ass licking” work was done, and all the other works here for that matter.
    anyway…. in reality,even if that was the aim, i dont think these guys got fewer animals killed.
    so what we’re left with might have some artistic value, but the price for it, in my point of view doesn’t come close
    to worth it. just like the eating pussy with a fork example i gave before :)


  46. Great idea, good work.
    Think about it…


  47. There are much better ways showing the world it’s illness. But beeing an artist of course is an excusion for every sick shit to produce. Why don’t you make carpets of dead and murdered people in poor or suppressed countries too? You could show the whole world that they did not care about those victims of war or hunger! Isn’t that a really great chance for such brave and aesthetic guys like you to show everybody how big your spirit really is? Anja


  48. Thanxs anja for saying in that way, I agree with you, the status of art is really a way for showing how sick is the autor and produce every shit that his twisted freaked mind want to produce, stupids moorons, (hijos de puta, mejor) I’ll like to make a carpet of those guys too.


  49. Hopely you are the next carpet so is your art complety !!!


  50. Ceux qui font ça, sont des salauds, des imbéciles immondes, ils méritent la pendaison! Que cette “humanité” là, disparaisse, bon débarra


  51. Mesdames, messieurs, si vous trouver que l\’art c\’est exposer des dépouilles d\’animaux cela est monstrueux, l\’art c\’est quelque invention né du cerveau de l\’homme ,sa création,ce que vous présentez c\’est l\’odeur de la mort, inutile de vous dire que cela me révolte au plus haut point, je reste persuadée que cela n\’en restera pas là, et que bientôt dans ce cas ce sont des dépouilles humaines que vous présenterez, vous êtes plus que monstrueux, vous êtes iniques et si vous présentez tout ceci pour choquer et bien c\’est fait;mais je ne vous en fais pas compliment.


  52. pire que des malades !!! vous êtes


  53. This has nothing to do with art…
    It is disgusting. Would you walk on your best friend’s skin???????????
    Horrific!


  54. You are something, but not an artist. What you do is horrible and useless.
    Have some dignity!


  55. Shame on you – these dogs might have been somedoby best, and loyal friend. I am sick to my stomach!


  56. Conceptual neo-dadaistic artistic ? NO, You are great diseased !!!!!!!!!!
    This is not ART !


  57. Nice and good works!


  58. vous êtes des malades, pervers et débiles !! ce n’est pas de l’art c’est de l’horreur !! HONTE A VOUS !! pauvres chiens, pauvre monde pourri dont vous faites partie !!
    LAMENTABLE !!!honte a vous et votre pays
    MONSTRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  59. How insane can you be and act to animals like that?You must be crazy!!!!!!you should be ashamed of yourselves, that you have the indignity to tell to people, how you killed the poor animals and the proceedure afterwards.What else can I say????If I had you in front of me I would killed you!!!!!


  60. FATE SCHIFO! SIETE DELLE MERDE!! DELLE SCHIFOSE MERDE!! MA COME SI FA A FARE UNA COSA DEL GENERE!! NON MERITATE DI VIVERE! SPERO CHE SOFFRIRETE COME QUESTI POVERI CANI!!! BASTARDI SCHIFOSI !! VERGOGNATEVI!!!!!


  61. “humans” who do this to animals, need to be lockt up in some mental sistitution ! lockt up for life!

    And yes , strong bad curse i was give on ur name so watch out
    Not a jocke!!

    “artist” start to be afraid!


  62. Dog carpets,for God sake,please stop such cruel things.


  63. I run a site on animal, children and environmental causes.

    Your…”art”..was brought to my attention. I am not going to bother with having petitions dawn up, and having your shows boycotted. I feel that would only bring the attention that your..”art” desires.

    Your “art” with regards to animals, is not art. Art confronts a society on many levels, this is merely giving in to the urge to see another life devalued whilst masking it as creative intensity.

    All life is sentinent. And I hope that one day both of you will see that and you will join us in actually trying to make this world a better place, instead of catering to the baser instincts that is leading to our destruction.


  64. vous etes des grands malades qui salissez la race humaine honte a vous je crois en dieu et dans la vie il y a toujours le retour du mal que l’on fait vous vous allez souffrir avec ce que vous faites


  65. should use your skins to make a carpets…


  66. Stop !!!!!!!


  67. Votre “travail” sur les tapis en peaux de chiens est minable.
    C’est une insulte à l’art.
    Vous vous sentez misérable à juste titre.
    La seule hypocrisie dénoncée est la vôtre.
    -Comment deux imbéciles peuvent-ils se prendre pour des artistes?
    Voilà la question que l’on se pose en visitant ce site.
    La réponse?
    -Ils ont raté leur formation en boucherie et tentent de se donner de l’importance dans une masturbation cérébrale philosophico-barbare affligeante de nullité.


  68. LAMENTABLE!!!!


  69. you are sad, pathetic, sick, vile excuses for human beings. may God forgive you.


  70. This makes me sick! i realize poor countries may have trouble adopting a spay and neuter programs (even the USA does not do well enough with spay and neutering), but to make killing innocent animals an art statement is insensitive and callous, something artists are not suppose to be noted for.


  71. why don’t you do it with humans? It’s also hypocrite the way we let people die in Africa… Killing dogs as an art it’s perversion


  72. It is absolutely hopeless. Those who dare to make this are really totally mean and despicable persons. this must stop. It is a shame.


  73. Vous appeler ca de l’art ?!
    C’est monstrueux et de tres mauvais gout, honte a vous !
    Vous meriteriez que l’on vous arrache la peau des couilles pour en faire des protege oreilles pour cet hiver !
    FUCK YOU bande de nazes !


  74. u pieces of shit!!!!! U are all going 2 burn in hell!!!! U mother fuckers dont deserve 2 live!!!! How about we take u and ur families & make fucking rugs out of u!!!! We would all love 2 see that!!! Karma is a fucking bitch, & u losers will get urs!!!!


  75. THE USE OF DEAD DOGS BEING USED AS ART IS DISGUSTING AND NOT NORMAL TO ANY NORMAL THINKING PERSON THIS SHOULD BE BANNED FOREVER


  76. E’ ASSRDO CHE NEL 2009 SI FACCIANO QUESTO TIPO DI TORTURE GRATUITE SU ANIMAI INDIFESI COME LORO CHE PER DI PIU’ SI FIDANO DELL ‘ UOMO E INVECE….MA CHE SENSO HA QUESTA COSA???COSA HA A CHE FARE CON L ‘ ARTE MI SPIEGATE PER FAVORE????SPERIAMO CHE TUTTO CIO’ FINISCA E CHE PRIMA O POI CI SARA’ UNA GIUSTIZIA DIVINA PER VOI!!!!!
    TERESA SPIEZIA
    ITALIA


  77. I’ll fuck em all, bastard. They do that cant be human, Ill kill them and burn them why you kill inisint animal.
    Sizin geleceğini de geçmişisinizide s.km o.ç. sizi doğuranda değil size bunu öğretde kabahat g.t herifler.


  78. I hope you never come in Italy cause I wanna kill you…really you fuckin bastards…I wanna kill you…this isn’t a joke!


  79. I think your supposed dog art is absolutely repulsive to any person in this world who has humanity in there soul, this just perpetuates the killing of Bolivian street dogs, it doesn’t help the whole situation for the dogs out there. I guess money buys the lives of the innocent, Karma has a way of repaying people who think killing is right in any fathomable way.


  80. Curse your mothers for bringing human excrement like you two into this world.
    If only they had kept their legs crossed…

    Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, this ancient curse for you.


  81. c’est une ABOMINATION!!!
    une horreur
    j’ai honte de l’espece humaine
    quelle cruauté et perversité


  82. on vu les abats jours en peau humaine, il n’y a pas si longtemps…. vous souvenez vous artiste????
    la connerie et la cruauté au service de l’art, qu’il en faut donc de l’imagination pour se faire remarquer!


  83. Vengo ad ammazarvi e poi mi ci faccio un tappeto con la vostra pelle del cazzo…bastardi!!!!!!!


  84. Shame on you! It is not art. By doing this you validate this crazy method used in Bolivia.
    Be creative and respect animals. Don’t use bad horrible ideas to catch the eye. What you do won’t work.
    Imagine it might happen with a man, a woman or a child! Would you support this idea ?


  85. YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE ART COMMUNITY
    YOU ARE SCUM


  86. Your need to make a message was obviously stronger than your respect for the corpses of these poor abandoned and abused creatures. I do hope that any money you have made from displaying their skins has gone to an animal charity, otherwise you are profiting from their misery and not from creating a piece of ‘art’ I find it utterly shocking (you’ll be happy to know)to see a dog in this terrible condition and believe me when I say if you sell their corpses for profit then you are worse than the lowly paid worker in China who skins a cat alive without a second thought..Please do not bleat on about the condition of the animals if you are lining your pockets.


  87. wtf do you think you have done. SICK SICK INDIVIDUALS. you have been reported to interpol. my god this is disgusting.


  88. A quand votre peau à la place de celle des chiens ?


  89. I’m an art critic and a curator, you can have an idea writing my name in Internet. I don’t know who you are (this is already a bad sign…). I’m sure you’re trying to be visible in the crowded world of contemporary art. This is why you choose the one you think is an uncommon way to make the people know about you. I can actually say that this is the wrong way. Nobody’ll talk about you, nobody’ll write about you, nobody’ll notice. And be sure: also if somebody does, you’ll never be rememberred for the “art” you think you have done. You only’ll have killed some dogs. That’s all. That’s so far from art…
    STELLA CERVASIO


  90. honte à vous barbares !!! vous n’êtes pas des artistes !!! vous êtes des psychopathes, malades, barbares, cruels et franchement C…. quelle horreur !! vos idées sont abjectes !!


  91. SHAME ON YOU


  92. you are disgusting


  93. this is sick sick,,,damn it pisses me off to know a God has been hurt like this


  94. You are a fucking killers!! I hope one of your relatives suffer the same, with some brother, sister,or son in order to you both feel the same suffering that these innocents creatures are living without any fault.


  95. Shit..you aren’t an artist, you suck..without words..


  96. stop with cruelty !!!!


  97. hello I’m asbsolutly not agree with you, these “art form” crual, its not art it’s a pity !!je continue en français.. Quelle pitié de se crore ainsi tout permis au nom d’un soit-disant geste artistique !! mais c’est vrai que dans les camps de concentration, l’on faisait des abats jour avec de la peau, l’homme est bien le plus abject et cruel animal de la création lorsqu’il se croit suérieur à tout!!!. Vous devriez avor honte d’ainsi disposer de la vie! je ne vous remerci pas de ce carnage honteux


  98. I read and saw about the dog carpets. Who ever is involved in this cruelty to dogs deserves to punished by death only? To me there is no difference between the dog killers and Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Hyderich killing humans. Cruelty is cruelty whether on humans or non humans


  99. Pieces of shit I really hope u enjoy your next life in HELL! stupid people like U is the reason why the world is seek! How can u xplote the animal suffering like this or do u think animals in BO are happy or have an easy life I really hope that u never go back to my country damn ignorants!


  100. Carpets Dog:

    H O R R O R

    What type of monster are you ?


  101. Por favor detengan este horror!!! son animalitos y seres vivos que sufren, es inconcebible que haya personas que hagan esto ¡¡ paren a estos asesinosssssssssssss!!!


  102. This is murder not art!!! I hope you burn in hell one hundred times over.


  103. Bastards!!!! You should be shameful of killing animals for the sake of “art”!!! You are not artists, you are butchers, and I wish with all my heart that only unhappiness will happen to you. This is called the Kharma law.


  104. I think that we can not speak about art when killing is a part of it! I really hope that people would try to create something more useful and constructive for the society and environmental problems, denuciating it and trying to eliminate them. I think it is not clear your purpose in doing dog carpets, I find it very disgusting! We should try to eliminate animal carpets at all. No animal should be killed for a so frivolous reasons! We should educate and not invent a sort of art, which means nothing even not the question: “Have you really nothing to do in your day life even not forcing you inventing something shocking to make you be noticed and feel somebody for a while?”
    If you want show the western hypocritical culture concerning pets consideration, show and denounce how they are treated and killed in kennels, how the problem of streat dogs ist actual and always still existing, how we could do to avoid this problem, and so on…
    Make of a tragedy a show is really educationally harmful!
    You should respect that poor animals death! You should respact animal life !


  105. la rage


  106. You bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  107. You are the most depraved and appalling brutal people I have ever come across. You have no value on life. I cannot even express how much hatred I feel for you. Your website has been put on oour animal rights website


  108. What the f**k is wrong with u?
    What about human carpets???

    Shame on you!!!


  109. CHIUDETE QUESTO SCEMPIO LURIDI SCHIFOSI CHE COSA E PER VOI ARTE?
    ATTENZIONE A CAMMINARE PE STRADA
    CHE VI SCHIACCIO CON LA MACCHINA ARTISTI DI STO CAZZO


  110. Fuck you!!! bastards what do you have in mind sheet?????? I hope the same luck for your kids,live the animals alone!!!! FUCK YOU FUCK YOUFUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU


  111. I agree with EVERY person that posted those that this is completely perverse and disgusting. It’s no form of art at all, and you’re just sick. What this is is a form of animal cruelty. You deserve to spend your days locked up in an institution or at least jail. “I was surprised and terrified to see how easily I started looking at the dead bodies just as aesthetic objects, trying to make the best choice” REALLY?!?! How fucking sick can you be?!?! Those dogs are all so innocent! Yeah, humans can be perverse, but being MORE perverse than any other human being does NOT make a statement and teach others NOT to be like that, it makes them also think they can get famous with their perverse ideas. Which is exactly what you did. This is NOTHING to be glorified. I hope you both die terrible deaths. Hopefully karma will bite you in the asses and all dogs will turn on you and tear you limb from limb. FUCK YOU!


  112. You are both sick perverted, psychopaths. You should both be in treatment, if not in prison.

    Scum like you are not artists. You are sense-deprived, attention seeking, devolved, deeply lonely, and deeply depraved.


  113. Tienen sus mentes podridas . Son unos malditos. Dentro de poco pondrán alfombras de indios, o de negros, o del que le caiga mal. Eso no es arte es tener mala sangre. Malditos ustedes y sus hijos


  114. I just want to say that your dog carpet exhibit is grotesque and barbaric. To call this art is an insult to artists and the whole artistic movement. How could you make innocent creatures suffer like this- frankly it is sick!!!


  115. BURN IN HELL YOU BOTH, SICK GUTLESS (easy being cruel with a dog, eh ?) SHITTY SONS OF A BITCH


  116. c’est abominable, vous ne méritez pas le nom d’humains


  117. DEAR BRODY & PAETAU I REALLY THINK THAT IN YOUR HEAD THERE ISN’T ANY SIGN OF LIFE BESIDE FILTHY MUD. YOU ARE SO DISGUSTING, I REALLY HOPE YOU BOTH WILL DIE SOON WITH PAIN AND TERROR. YOU ARE MADE OF SHIT


  118. ¡Que asco! ¡Que horrible! ¿Cómo pueden cometer tal bestialidad? ¿Qué no son seres humanos? Los perros son compañeros no alfombras.


  119. When ethical issues are ignored and living creatures have to die for that – this is NOT art. This is just senseless. It’s only exhibited perversion. You are not senseless, maybe, but worthless. That’s much worse. For me you are very poor and without any human feelings.


  120. pena malos


  121. HOMBRE DE MIERDA!!!!!!!!
    POR CADA PERROS MATADO, 1 VIDA DE MIERDA!!!!!!!!!!!


  122. El coñiiisiiimooo de sus madres malditos mal nacidos, deberían envenenarse con organo fosforado, apestaaaan, pero no importa porque lo que acá se hace acá se paga, y los espritus de la naturaleza se encargaran que tengan lapeor muerte del mundo.


  123. fucking assholes I will make a carpet with your fucking balls you monsters!!!!!Rott in hell cowards!!!!!


  124. “If you cared for animals in even the slightest way, you would not desecrate their bodies like this. As an artist and animal rights activist, I find this disgraceful and I am ashamed that anyone involved in the arts and arts community would think that projects like these deserve any attention or value. Would you skin a homeless person who died on the street to make a point? No. If you aswered yes, you only prove the point more clearly that you are a socio-psychopath looking to shock people. Shock art has been done and by way better artists than yourself. You want to make a difference? Then donate time, money or advocate for animal rights. Don’t be a coward and hypocrite by using the same thing you deplore to prove a point. Your “art” is ridiculous and this has nothing to do with bringing attention to the way animals are treated. All this does is bring you negative attention which I am sure you are proud of since I would venture to say that you rejoice from negative comments. It probably fuels your work. You need to read about ethics and what animal rights is really about.
    Jaded Raven (Canada)”
    BRAVO JADED RAVEN…VERY WELL SAID!


  125. FUUUUUCK YOUUUUU!!!


  126. Close this site. It’s a shame. Terrible.


  127. You’re such a dear little person, be sure of doom, and God said “Do unto others as you would not like done to you”
    I honestly believe that your end is much closer than you think … maybe from now


  128. tu saresti un artista?
    credo che l’arte si esprima e viva solo delle bellezze che la natura ci offre. tu stai veramente rovinando tutto.
    che animo nobile, solo quelli come te possono capire la tua merda di arte caro


  129. Concerning your dog and other animal carpets I must say that you are very poor people.One day you will hopefully see that your sad actions which support animal cruelty don´t pay!…I just hope you two miserable creatures won´t cross my way. You two are lowest level.


  130. VOTRE ART ME FAIT VOMIR


  131. There is no way you can call these dog carpets art. I do believe that you are both ill. Art that is created from the death of a living creature IS NOT art. It IS sick.


  132. If you are ever in Naples, FL come look me up. I am very artist with a knife. I make rugs too….just not out of dogs! You sick mother fuckers! I hope you fucking rot in hell! You fucking pieces of shit!


  133. vamos por dios esto es arte?
    hijos de puta cabrones de mierda los perros no son para esto muerte a los artistas.
    entonces yo os mato y os pongo de alfombra eso seria arte?
    hasta donde puede llegar el ser humano todos a denunciar este caso


  134. NO TENEIS VERGUENZA¡¡¡¡ LASTIMA QUE NO OS HICIERAN ESO A VOSOTROS PARA QUE DESPUES OS PISARAN EL CUELLO


  135. ustedes son hijos de la perra madre de los perros que han matado…
    desgraciados ,putos del demonio!!!!!


  136. WHAT YOU CALL ART IS ASSASINATION. You have no right to kill animals to make those horrible carpets that no normal person would buy. Don’t you have laws against this practices? are you out of your mind? we are a group of people around the globe and we will not allow this to go on.


  137. YAAA BASTA DE ABUSO ANIMAL !!!
    APRENDAN A RESPETAR A LOS SERES VIVOS!!!
    QUIENES SON MÁS ANIMAL ???!!!


  138. Son unos hijos de re mil puta, ojala ardan en el infierno y mueran aplastados despuès de haber agonizado unos cuantos años.
    Todo el daño que se hace en la vida vuelve. Ojala les vuelva multiplicado por mil toda esa maldad. mis màs sinceras maldiciones para ustedes!!


  139. A late reaction on the ´dog carpets´,
    you might have succeeded in adding to hypocrisy, but in the most negative way possible.
    Everything that should have been said has been said, but I´d like to add this.
    If you guys would have invested the money spent on this project in helping sick and homeless animals that would have made this world a little bit a better place, it can well manage its own hypocrisy.
    Your version of hypocrisy causes pain in those who love animals. What for?
    In the end we all pay the bill for what we do on earth.
    Maybe you guys will come back as Bolivian street dogs, to be desecrated by a pair of European nitwits for no reason other than their twisted idea of hypocrisy.
    This surely is a FAIL if I ever saw one.


  140. KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLER KILLERKILLER KILLER KILLER


  141. YOU ARE SICK AND FUCKING DISGUSTING. I SAW YOUR DOG AND CAT CARPETS AND IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE THAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH SUCH OF STUPIDITY.
    THAT DOES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ART. IT DOES HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR FUCKING SICK MIND AND IS A PROBE OF MENTAL ILLNESS.


  142. No se puede creer que haya malditos hijos de una horda de putas como ustedes. son una lacra de esta humanidad repodrida en la que vivimos.¿ con que derecho se cren para cometer semejante atrocidad malditos asesinos ??, esta pagina pedorra ya esta copiada y circulando por el mundo para que la barbarie que cometen sea castigada como corresponde y ojalà se pudran en el infierno, de donde nunca deberian haber salido. Cortate las pelotas y disecalas, bastado hijo de puta


  143. I question the special status that man’s testicles have in our western society. So why dont both of you cut yours and also your friends’ balls, and make them hang from your Christmas tree?


  144. wankers!! killing animals for your art?? that’s not art.. fuck you!!


  145. iNADMISIBLE, INCREIBLE NO SE PUEDE SOPORTAR TANTA MALDAD OJALA QUE CON SUS CADAVERES HAGAN LO MISMO


  146. No voy a escandalizarme ni poner el grito en el cielo porque hayan echo esto co nperros, porque cuando lo hacen con animales salvajes uno lo asume casi con naturalidad. Particularmente yo estoy EN CONTRA de cualquier matanza de animales, sean de la especie que sean, y desde ya todo mi REPUDIO para con ésto. De artístico no tiene nada, obviamente.
    Y sí, la verdad que cuando ví estasfotos sentía ganas de agarrar del forro de las pelotas a estos carniceros que dícense artistas, y estaquearlos o hacer una alfombra con ellos. Lamentablemente, hay gente que carece de sensibilidad y tiene que sufrir para saber lo que es el sufrimiento.


  147. ES VERGONZOSO QUE ESTA GENTE PERTENEZCAN A LA RAZA HUMANA, SON BESTIAS, SALVAJES, MISERABLES Y MAL PARIDOS.
    DIOS LOS VA A CASTIGAR DE LA MISMA FORMA O PEOR, SUFRIENDO HASTA EL ULTIMO ALIENTO, LO DESEO DE TODO CORAZON.


  148. Enfermos de mierda, llaman arte a matar a un perro??
    me cago en su arte, son una lacra y los vamos a escrachar en facebook…

    Arte lo llamaría yo haciéndoles lo mismo a ustedes enfermos!!!


  149. QUE HAYA LOCOS… NO ES NOVEDAD… QUE HAYA MAL NACIDOS… TAMPOCO… PERO QUE PERMITAN ESA PORQUERIA Y LA LLAMEN ARTE! ES EL COLMO DE LA DESVERGUENZA.
    NO SE PUEDE OTRA COSA QUE CONSIDERAR ESTA “MUESTRA” COMO APOLOGIA DEL DELITO.
    Y EN VARIOS PAISES.
    PARECE QUE EN EL DE USTEDES… LA BARBARE LA LLAMAN ARTE!
    POR FAVOR!
    DELINCUENTES E INSANOS!


  150. Espero que muy pronto el universo les retribuya toda la mierda de arte que hacen y que en sus conciencias escuchen los aullidos de estos seres indefensos masacrados por ustedes.
    Nam Miojo rengue Kyó


  151. PUDRANSE EN EL INFIERNO. BASURAS, ESTO ES ASESINATO NO ES ARTE NO ES ARTE NO ES ARTE. MATEN A LA PORQUERIA DE HIJOS QUE TIENEN Y USENLOS PARA ALFOMBRAS SI ES ARTE USENLOS A SUS HIJOS.
    MAL NACIDOS.


  152. ¡Basta de barbarie!!!!!
    ¿Les gustaria pisar alfombras hechas con seres humanos!. ¿no verdad?
    pués seria lo mismo, los animales sufren y sienten igual que nosotros
    pero ya lo dice el refran “la ignorancia es muda, sorda y ciega, y también la principal causa de vandalismos como este.


  153. MALDITOS IMPOTENTES!!!LOS MALDECIMOS ETERNAMENTE!!!VAN A ESTAR MALDITOS TODA SU ASQUEROSA Y POBRE VIDA!!!SE APROVECHAN DE LOS ANIMALES PORQUE NO TIENEN MALDAD!!PORQUE NO HACEN ALFOMBRAS CON USTEDES ASI NO SE PERDERIA NADA!!


  154. I REALLY LOVE YOUR ART IS SHOCKINGLY FABULOUS!