Friday, 10 June 2011

Pyramid of beer

Alternative artist Cyprien Gaillard has found a way to make his installations 'a little more palatable'. Gaillard constructed a pyramid containing 72,000 bottles of beer at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. The artist asked dozens of Germans to drink the beer as part of his performance project titled 'The Recovery of Discovery'. Gaillard's inspiration for the pyramid was the strange tail of an ancient Turkish monument, the Pergamon Altar. The Pergamon was excavated in the 19th Century and later rebuilt in Germany after the fragments were transported in Europe. In this case, instead of using building materials, Gaillard substituted bricks with beer by importing a popular Turkish lager.

Don't you wish you were there?

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