Artist In Chicken Skin “Gimp Suit” Walks Around London

August 8, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

Artists Victor Ivanov and Lewis G. Burton created this “gimp suit” sewn from real chicken skin, which Burton wore as he wandered around Trafalgar Square in London, horrifying and intriguing the public.

Their project FLESH was meant to provoke ideas of “commodification through social media.” The artists wrote on Facebook:

This abnormality creates a stimulus for the general public to interact with, by allowing them to adopt FLESH as part of their cyber identity. To cement the relationship between the identity that is FLESH and the way it is mediated by cyber culture, the artists are creating a catalogue of FLESH products available to the public.

(Photos: Stuart Holdsworth, Nerdcore)