I CALL HIM OUT AS A SHILL AND A SATANIC GOAT WORSHIPPING FREEMASON
HE WAS RIDING THE GOAT THAT`S FOR SURE!
The Symbolism of the Goat in Masonry
8 October 2007
Camberwell performance artist Mark McGowan is to travel to Georgia as he attempts to penetrate a goat during a unique political protest.
Left: Mark McGowan on an earlier project of rolling a nut with his nose.
The artist, notorious for his former ‘extraordinary art events’ such as crawling through New York City dressed as George Bush with a sign saying ‘Kick My Ass’, eating a corgi and ‘sailing’ from Peckham to Glasgow in a shopping trolley, is staging his latest event to protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policies concerning the smaller satellite states around the former Soviet Union.
During the stunt, McGowan intends to spend a week in a tent with goat and become its lover before ‘consensually’ penetrating the animal at some stage before the end of the stunt on October 10.
When asked why he thought the action would be effective McGowan replied: “There’s lot of people who touch their dogs and cats at home. They don’t penetrate them but they do start touching them in a sexual way and the animals lie on their back and really enjoy it. Whether they admit it or not is a different matter, but it happens.
“I won’t be tying the goat down in any way because that would be cruel – I’ll be spending a lot of time with her though. The people I am working with have already got me the goat and a truck, so we can go for drives. Having a good car is a very important part of the wooing process so I hope it’s not an old beaten up truck!”
Uncharacteristically, McGowan has admitted to worries about actually going through with the act.
“I’m feeling a bit worried about actually doing the deed”, he admitted. “I’m all up for new experiences but I say these things and then carrying it out is really difficult sometimes!”
Asked as to what effect he thinks his work will have on his young son he replied: “Maybe we’ll look back on it and laugh.”
The piece will be called Deep Inside Russia Part 2, a tribute to a work called Deep Into Russia by Oleg Kulik where the artist penetrated a cow with his head.