Obese Animals Exhibit Opens at Náplavka

Czech artist Dereck Hard’s strange vision of human over-consumption has a Prague showing

With stats like this regularly showing up in the media, it’s no surprise that the Czech Republic’s waistline has become somewhat of a hot topic. It’s an issue that photographer Dereck Hard feels especially passionate about if his photo exhibit “We Are Fat Animals”, opening this weekend, is any indication.

Hard photographed a series of animals and then altered their weight in an effort to answer the question: What would animals look like if they ate the way humans do? The result is a statement on the unnatural lifestyle that plagues modern civilization.

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“It is said that the beauty standard is determined by the mass media. I think it is nature and animals that can show us how unusual it is to be eating too much constantly,” says Hard.

His subjects include a Czech white goat named Ophelia who appears as 120 kg in her altered state. An obese tigress is shown at a massive 500 kg. And Merlin, an adult male camel, weighs in at 1,300 kg.

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The opening of the exhibition will take place at Náplavka Rašínovo nábřeží this Saturday, November 14, at 3 pm. DJ NobodyListen will perform a set and snacks, healthy ones, will be offered for free. The exhibit runs through November 28.

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For more about the project visit www.fatanimals.cz.

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