PROTEST: „Artist“ Abdel Abdessemed showing snuff, promoting speciesism at Centre Pompidou


It seems that a snuff video will be shown at the exhibit at Centre Pompidou. So the killing the artist uses for his “art” took or takes place outside of the event. However animal murder is being promoted as a form of art, killing and humiliation is aestheticized. It basically makes no difference, the degree of severe speciesism is the same, even with these forms of indirectness of the act. The exhibition promotes animal murder, so please keep up the protest to stop the performance / video display from being part of this already gruesome severely speciesist exhibition.

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Le centre Pompidou expose Adel Abdessemed qui tue et filme la mort des animaux!

„Artist“ Abdel Abdessemed plans to kill Animals at Centre Pompidou exhibition

On 7. January 2013 the “artist” Abdel Abdessmed wants to publicly kill a cow, a calf, a goat, a pig, a sheep and a horse with a sledgehammer “life on stage”. This abhorrent “arts performance” is scheduled to take place at the well known Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.

The Text of the ongoing petition by against this planned “performance”:

Abdel Abdessned holds an exhibit at the 7. of January 3012 at the Centre Pompidou. His programm is to kill a pig, a goat, a cow, a calf and a horse there with a sledgehammer.

He want to tie the animals to a wall and then start hitting them with a hammer. This will be accompanied by a sound installation and some “artistic impetus”.

We must prevent this horrid “performance” from happening! This can’t be tolerated under the name of “art”, neither as far as the artistic side is concerned nor that of an “arts interested” audience.

Murdering nonhuman animals isn’t art. It’s inhumane to support such a project or to allow it to take place. Such an “exhibition” is completely unbearable from an animal welfare and animal rights point of view.

We ask you to sign our petition to prevent this “performance” at the Centre Pompidou from happening.


In Germany animal protection law prohibits hurting and killing a nonhuman animal for the purpose of display, such as for an arts exhibition. We need a law covering this huge problem for the EU member states urgently:

Tierschutzgesetz, § 3 Absatz 6: Es ist verboten, ein Tier zu einer Filmaufnahme, Schaustellung, Werbung oder ähnlichen Veranstaltung heranzuziehen, sofern damit Schmerzen, Leiden oder Schäden für das Tier verbunden sind.“


Necrophilia and art

Conlflating the Topoi

FLEISCH. Material, Objekt, Denkfigur | 83. Kunsthistorischer Studierendenkongress vom 29.11. bis 2.12.2012 am Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Wien

This congress dedicated to the subject of “meat” or flesh, “as a matrial, object and figure of thought” fully mistook or intentionally conflated the notion of flesh in term of lust and it’s religious “stigma”, and factual death.

The conflation does exist – not just here but it has a long historical tradition which itself sheds light on the anchor-points of the working dialektics of speciesism.

The flesh of lust is the protected flesh of the privileged human being, in a world that separates animal vs. human.

The meat on the other hand is the wish to digest death, to become the master of torture, who rules over the life and death of beings we as humans will never understand, since we cling to our phantasy of human superiority, our human megalomania.

“The human” as the center of the universe is already questionable. Now “the human” (a concept) leading humanity itself ad absurdum through his/her wish for an ultimate domination will be an interesting decay of mind and life to watch in the individual fates.

Speciesism in art ? Or a cannibalism snuff video …


Speciesism in art, and non-speciesism in .. what is it?

Ok I too heard about the 2 male persons who wanted to kill this time a sheep “for art”. A public speciesist execution. When speciesism comes in a new dress it’s something new? I doubt it.

However I vote for Mark Marek of for recently stating in an interview this about his viewpoint on violence against nonhumans …

Best Gore exposes the true nature of fleshy viruses but I never post any animal suffering.

MM – I post uncensored reality. Myself and other Best Gore members are people who don’t live with rose tinted sunglasses permanently mounted on our faces. On Best Gore, we have a name for human beings which was forged on the site – we call them Fleshy Viruses. Best Gore exposes the true nature of fleshy viruses but I never post any animal suffering.

I did many interviews today and could tell that many reporters were disappointed to learn that they were speaking with biggest pacifist they’ve ever met in their entire lives. Perhaps it would make for a better mainstream story if I wore black latex clothes and bragged about how many animals I dissected in the past, but truth is neither myself nor any of regular Best Gore members would hurt a fly. We’re on Best Gore because we despise violence and cruelty of one who’s predisposed to be stronger against one who’s predisposed to be weaker. And we the people who don’t drive recklessly, don’t drive impaired, don’t beat other people up and don’t draw pleasure from kicking a man on the ground, we can’t stand animal suffering and that’s where I draw the line with content on Best Gore.


Best Gore interview

It’s just a shame that Mark Marek now refers to people opposed to as “sheep“. I can understand the idea of dealing in such ways with intra-human aggression, yet all violence is an endless problem, even if in varied, different ways.


Interesting article

I came across an interesting site on ethics, and found an even more interesting point of view expressed on there regarding the question of arts and ethics in a work where the artist had people decide whether they’d want to blend a fish in mixer or not – let him/her alive, here is the highlight quotation:

“Defenders of Evaristti’s work may wish to by-pass such discussion by making the claim that there are no rules for art; that anything done in the name of art is to be allowed (free from the usual critique offered from an ethical position). It seems to me that this is an untenable position – surely there must be limits. As a colleague asked, “what if it was a human baby in the blender?”. Our revulsion to the thought of sacrificing a child for ‘art’ is not based on any belief that it would merely be illegal to do so. The matter goes deeper than this.”

READ FULL ARTICLE: The goldfish is dead, but is it art? by Simon Longstaff

See related info: Angry Vegan (Visual Opinions Workshop).