sebastian errazuriz: we are fucking angry
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jul 30, 2010
sebastian errazuriz: we are fucking angry


nozzle detail of ‘we are fucking angry’

chilean-born new york-based artist sebastian errazuriz seeks to create works which
provoke people to think about their lives and question their daily routines. he is obsessed
with the dichotomies of life and death, which is evident through his sculpture, public art work,
consumer objects, furniture and fashion design.


‘we are fucking angry’

errazuriz’s recent project ‘we are fucking angry’ is a response to the recent BP oil spill
that was a result of the deepwater horizon drilling rig explosion which occurred
april 20, 2010 in the gulf of mexico. his own studio floor is covered in oil which was
caused by minor spill accidents while trying to fabricate the piece that consists of an
improvised black oil filled spray can grenade which has been painted gold. his studio spent
an entire day testing different oil cans, industrial rubber bands and safety pins to construct it.


top view

the BP oil spill is the USA’s greatest environmental disaster. the endangered species coalition
estimates that more than 40 endangered species could suffer including brown pelicans, sea turtles,
least tern etc. ‘we are fucking angry’ was presented at an art screening organized by artist tom sachs,
in which numerous art pieces responding to the disaster, were exhibited and auctioned at the
wooly in new york, with all funds going towards helping the endangered species coalition.


sketch

it would be great if people at home could replicate the design and make their own
improvised oil grenades to express their anger at BP. it would be the 2010 street art
equivalent to the PETA manifestations of the 90s where they would throw glasses of
black oil over haute couture fur coats in socialite events
.’- sebastian errazuriz

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