Dutch artist Bart Jansen turned his dead cat Orville into a helicopter, a piece of art he called “Orvillecopter.” it sounds weird to me, but I wonder would you call this art or cat madness? Or maybe he needs a girlfriend right now!
Catcopter, Orvillecopter, Meowcopter, Kittencopter? So many names comes to my crazy mind, but even I couldn’t think of a way to turn my dead pet corpse into a helicopter. Some might considered this an eclectic, innovating or out of this world kind of art. Call me ignorant — I’ll accept that, but this is just too weird for me.
According to Bart Jansen, a renowned Dutch artist and today the inventor of the first pet helicopter, he decided to create this radio control helicopter using the body of his beloved dead cat Orville who he named after Orville Wright from the Wright brothers. History tells us that he along with his brother Wilbur invented the airplane in 1903. Yeah! You know that story.
So Jansen’s cat was killed by a car who knows how long ago, but he apparently just can’t let him go. Because of that Jansen joined forces with Arjen Beltman, who is some sort of a radio control helicopter genius, and after an appropriate time of mourning his feline friend, the artist thought the helicopter thing was the best idea to immortalized Orville.
To transform Orville into the chopper he began by fully extending the feline’s stuffed body, mounted it with two pairs of propellers on each front and back paws, and put landing skids on its belly. Orvillecopter’s creator described his creation as half cat, half machine when it was unveiled at the the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam over the weekend.
Although he did say that it did not fly quite steady, he hoped for more powerful engines to upgrade catchopper. Two words Bart… Tail rotor, perhaps that would steady the flight. Darn now I am cooperating!! “He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday,” Jansen said.
So any thoughts? What do you think is this art or what would you call it? Please enlighten me, because I am definitely out of ideas.
Photos of the Orvillecopter and video are below, I’m pretty sure you want to see those!