Roy Ananda,  fine print  live, Melrose Wing, Art Gallery of South Australia, September 2018. Photo by Sam Roberts.

Roy Ananda, fine print live, Melrose Wing, Art Gallery of South Australia, September 2018. Photo by Sam Roberts.

Alice Clanachan and Roy Ananda

Berlinde De Bruckyere, We are all flesh, 2011—2012

 
 
  fine print  live, Melrose Wing, Art Gallery of South Australia, September 2018. Photo by Nat Rogers.

fine print live, Melrose Wing, Art Gallery of South Australia, September 2018. Photo by Nat Rogers.

“Art is not an excuse for poor taste.”

“I suggest this sculpture be moved to the back of the gallery with a warning sign.”

“Those responsible for hanging the carcass in the gallery should become abattoir workers.”

“The abomination of the dead horses which assaults the senses is something I will never get over.”

“Send it back to Belgium.”

— Alice Clanachan

 Installation view Melrose Wing of European Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2013, featuring Berlinde De Bruyckere,  We are all flesh.  Photo: Sam Noonan

Installation view Melrose Wing of European Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2013, featuring Berlinde De Bruyckere, We are all flesh. Photo: Sam Noonan

 
 Alice Clanachan,  fine print  live, Melrose Wing, Art Gallery of South Australia, September 2018. Photo by Sam Roberts.

Alice Clanachan, fine print live, Melrose Wing, Art Gallery of South Australia, September 2018. Photo by Sam Roberts.

 

Notes on the provenance of the component parts of Berlinde De Bruyckere’s We are all flesh

  • Portion of horse carcass sourced from veterinary academy

  • Darkie also known as Black Beauty also known as Black Auster also known as Jack also known as Blackie also known as Old Crony (Anna Sewell (author), Black Beauty, 1877)

  • Khartoum, triple crown winner belonging to Jack Wolz, killed and decapitated by Luca Brasi (Francis Ford Coppola (director), The Godfather, 1972)

  • Shadowfax, the lord of all horses, gifted to Gandalf the White by Theoden, the 17thking of Rohan (J.R.R. Tolkien (author), The Lord of the Rings, 1954)

  • Mister Ed (Walter R. Brooks (creator), Mr Ed, 1961–1966)

  • The eighth leg of Sleipnir, the offspring of Loki and Svaðilfari (Svar-dill-vari) (Snorri Sturluson, The Prose Edda, 1220)

  • Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Applejack (Hasbro Incorporated (copyright holder), My Little Pony, 1982- present)

  • Portions of the body of Artax, retrieved by Atreyu from the Swamp of Sadness (Wolfgang Petersen (director)The NeverEnding Story, 1984)

  • Duncan also known as Furious D (Matt Groening (creator), The Simpsons, 1989 to present)

  • Pokey (Art Clokey (creator), The Gumby Show, 1957-1969)

  • An old gray mare that is not what it used to be (unknown composer, The Old Gray Mare, late nineteenth century)

  • Boxer, workhorse and allegory for the Russian working class (George Orwell (author), Animal Farm, 1945)

  • Hero, the fastest horse in the world (Lee Falk (creator), The Phantom, 1936 to present)

  • Aluminium Festivus pole from the collection of Frank Constanza (Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David (creators), Seinfeld, 1989-1999)

— Roy Ananda

 

Alice Clanachan is a writer and curator in Adelaide, South Australia.

Roy Ananda is a multidisciplinary artist in Adelaide, South Australia.