benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop
 
benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop
nov 04, 2013

benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop


benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop

all images courtesy of benedetto bufalino

 

 

 

 

the artistic adventures of french artist benedetto bufalino can be trademarked by visually humorous transformations of consumable cultural objects. for one of his latest projects, he has reconstructed a 1970s french police car into a fully-functioning chicken coop fit for a farm. ‘la voiture de police poulailler’ is a old, urban vehicle whose interior has been gutted — save a few interior elements like the steering wheel and clutch — while the outside maintains its original signage: a vinyl police banner and blaring emergency lights situated on the roof. bufalino has opened the passenger doors as well as the hood, and trunk and fit wooden constructions inside, keeping them perpetually ajar. chicken wire closes up the exposed openings and contains the livestock in the enclosed space. by remodeling the recognizable automobile, its purpose is renewed into a quirky artwork that can be interpreted as both a sculptural object and a functional piece.

 

 


la voiture de police poulailler
video courtesy of benedetto bufalino

 

 

benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop
chickens fit comfortably in the converted police car coop

 

 

benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop
the doors, hood, and trunk have been opened and fit with chicken wire

 

 

benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop
wooden constructions keep the doors ajar

 

 

benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop
the exterior of the car maintains the police imagery

 

 

benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop
chickens visible through the passenger window

 

 

benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop
the chicken coop extends to the rear of the vehicle

 

  • We used a 1967 VW microbus…

    Connie
  • @Sakari yes definitely… you can’t understand the joke unless you know that!

    manu
  • Yeah that hilarious! Definitely no respect for the law!

    bibaggins
  • ‘Chickens visible through the passenger’s window’.It’s the explanation I like most; it really gets us somewhere.

    jan
  • Probably the greenest Talbet Samba there ever was. Sakari: They could try making a pig sty out of one aswell I guess…

    Dr Design
  • What makes this particularly funny, is the fact that “chicken” is also a humoristic/derogatory term for police in France, equivalent of the english calling cops “pigs”.

    Sakari
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