French Artist Creates Fly-Covered Mercedes-Benz
Rolling sculpture composed of German luxury barge plus 100,000 flies takes to the streets in Toulouse.
French artist and sculptor Natacha Mercier, though, may have figured the ultimate way to turn people off from a beautifully engineered German luxury brand: add flies. Lots and lots of flies.
The process was simple, as you can see in the videos below: Mercier procured an old Mercedes, covered it with flypaper, parked it in a small greenhouse and then released 100,000 flies. When the bugs were good and stuck to the car, she took the rolling art installation public through the streets of Toulouse, France, with her brother and two friends along for the ride.
The fly-covered Mercedes is obviously a biting commentary on -- well, something, anyway. All we know is that it's still better than that Kleeman SL55.
[Source: Natachamercier on YouTube via Autoblog.]
3 days ago I took a sticky bug mat and put a wad of strawberry jelly in the center and a smear of jelly with my finger all around the edges of this sticky bug mat. In two day flies cover every square inch of that sticky bug mat. It looked like a nasty fly carpet.
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