Beer Shooter

Posted on Jul 21 2008 - 1:15pm by L.

Beer Shooter

One of the world’s most pretentious, French (yeah redundant) contemporary art museums, Palais de Tokyo, is hosting an expo named Superdome. Such poignant name was chosen because the Louisiana Superdome represents a “bridge that gaps entertainment and disaster” *cough, pretentious*. Yet in this expo littered with shallow symbolism and triteness something stood out – a nitrogen powered cannon that shot Heineken beer bottles at 600 km/hr (that’s 373mph for the metrically challenged). Green bottles fired against a steel wall , at a speed barely perceived by the eye, shattered and created a carpet of glass shards. Visitors, separated from this spectacle by a cage, could decide how closely they wanted to view this action based on their testicular fortitude. Arcangelo Sassolino, the brain behind this display, wanted people to be “shaken” by his creation because he believes that society has become jaded (no shit). Considering Arcangelo’s prior work consisted of anemic machinery, this is definitely a step in the right direction. Maybe for his next project he can “kick it up a notch” and shoot a beer keg through a mass driver into the Palais de Tokyo… VIDEO PLEASE!

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Gromila July 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm -

    They have the nerve to call it art? Thats some powerfull symbolism, shooting beer bottles at a wall. Freakin Picasso wannabe.

  2. Deathrace July 22, 2008 at 9:24 am -

    Hey I looked up Arcangelo Sassolino, dude is 41 years old, went to art school and everything, and THIS is the best he came up with!!! I know art is subjective, but this just boggles the mind. There are hundreds of hillbillies on youtube shooting anything from fruit, to beer cans to bowling balls from homemade potato and air canons that are profoundly more entertaining.

  3. fiddler99 July 23, 2008 at 10:31 am -

    You guys are being too harsh. It shoots beer bottles for Christs sakes! Not bad at all.

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