We are FAT animals
Photographic series "we are FAT animals" mirror up to obese society
Do wild animals get stuffed? No. What would they look like treating themselves with food in the same way like today’s human population? Leading Czech urban and pop-art photographer Dereck Hard found the answer to this question. He had 6 different animals posing in front of his camera. Using postproduction, he then modified their bodies to obese variations of wild animals. The result is a terrifying mirror to the unnatural lifestyle of modern civilization. The opening of the exhibition “we are FAT animals” will take place at Náplavka, Prague, on Saturday, November 14. The afternoon program will also feature young and successful DJ NobodyListen. Not only music but also vegetarian snacks will be available for free. Outdoor exhibition "we are FAT animals" will last until November 28.
Photographer Dereck Hard created a brand new series "we are FAT animals" in the style of pop-art photography. It is a series of six pictures that are trying to draw attention to human obesity with a help of an unusual visual form. Today, the huge problem of overeating, eating unhealthy foods and generally unhealthy lifestyle leads to obesity of young people specifically. "It is said that the beauty standard is determined by the mass media. I think it is the nature and animals that show how unusual it is to be fat eating too much constantly,” said Dereck Hard.
Dereck Hard, we are FAT animals @ Náplavka Rašínovo nábřeží | November 14, 3 pm
More information on Facebook
Project website (running from November 14): www.fatanimals.cz
Dereck Hard, www.dereckhard.com:
Dereck Hard is a pop-art & street / urban culture photographer born in 1985 in Prague, where he lives and also forms. He is a Master of Arts in Creative Photography at the ITF (Institute of Creative Photography) at the Silesian University in Opava. He publishes the visual street magazine Excelent Bastards and is the chief photographer of the magazine which is distributed for free in printed and electronic form (www.bstrds.cz). Apart from shooting for the magazine and shooting commercial photography aimed at street / urban culture, he pays particular attention to free creative concept (complete series in the style of pop art photography with a clear message). In 2010 at Czech Press Photo, he won the Canon Junior Award in the category of sport. From May 2014 to May 2015, he was the official Ambassador of Canon. He has published several independent publications (eg. the motivational urban photo publication Street Kids or the world's first audio-visual photographic comics PHOTOMAN!), He had a number of copyright and collective exhibitions.
Goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a small artiodactyl reared for milk and meat all over the world. For our photo shoot we chose Czech white goat named Ophelia, which weighs 50 kg. The obese goat on the final photograph has around 120 kg.
Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica). Together with the Indian tiger, it is the largest feline. The picture was taken with female tiger named Taiga, her weight around 200 kg. Obese tigress shown is thickening mass of about 500 kg.
Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus) is an artiodactyl, which is highly threatened with extinction. In the wild, we can see it in Central and Western Asia. The photo was taken with Merlin, adult male weighing 650 kg. Camel on the resulting picture weighs about 1,300 kg.
Domestic horse (Equus caballus) is a domesticated equines, occurring throughout the world. It is bred for sport, agriculture and recreation, formerly mainly for transport. The photo was originally taken with Welsh pony type C, mare Arcade weighing 300 kilograms. After our editing it has around 700 kg.
Alpaca (Lama pacos) is a domesticated artiodactyl, originally coming from South America (mainly Bolivia and Peru). We took pictures of llama Jennifer, weighing 50 kg. On the resulting image, she has approximately 120 kg.
Cougar (Puma concolor) is a feline and a representative of small cats. It occurs in America. We took pictures of cougar named Kelly, whose weight was 40 kg. After our editing it weighs around 110 kg.
Dave Johns will be live in Prague by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The British comedian will be at a downtown movie theater for one show only
Slav Epic seen by 400,000 by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Prague City Gallery)
Cycle of paintings will now go to Asia for a tour
The Cremator by Národní Divadlo - The Estates Theatre
Spalovač mrtvol (orig. Czech titel) by Ladislav Fuks
Paintings of Havel open at DOX by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Martin Polák)
A new cycle of 10 paintings by Tomáš Císařovský chronicle the late president's life
Kids Riot as a Surrealist Reflection of Today’s Society by Marya Oliynyk - Anglo American University (Foto: Fotograf Gallery)
Permanent Transformation @ Fotograf Gallery, until 17th of December
Prague 7 seeks to be an art district by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Továrna)
A new plan will encourage cooperation among institutions
Three Tales @ The New Stage by National Theatre Opera (Foto: Hana Smejkalová)
by Beryl Korot & Steve Reich
Giant airship installed over Prague's DOX Centre by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Dox - FB)
Wooden zeppelin named Gulliver is a place for art and literature discussion
Czech and Slovak puppets added to UNESCO list by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The tradition joins Czech folk dances and processions as Intangible Cultural Heritage
Henri Rousseau and his naïve world by Marya Oliynyk - Anglo American University
Henri Rousseau exhibition running till Jan 15, 2017 @ National Gallery in Prague
Personal Assistant who SAVES YOUR TIME and NERVES. Just ask...
Catsit.cz® provides cat sitting services in Prague. Other...
Uncover the unique story behind the Staropramen brewery in...
Feel the rhythm and party to the biggest hits of the 80’s!
First diamonds museum in Prague
Trabant Museum @ STK Motol
Armádní muzeum Žižkov
Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády