Die Guillotine is an experiment by Rouven Materne and Iman Rezai, who have decided to explore how democracy works in the online world.
The two artists have constructed a 12-foot florescent-colored guillotine that they plan to use to decapitate an unsuspecting sheep unless the results of an online poll conclude “nein.”
A university spokesperson has assured the public that the two will not follow through with the plan, but both artists assert that they are determined to see this project through to fruition.
Twenty-one days remain before the poll closes and thus far nearly a million people have cast their votes with roughly equal numbers in favor and against the proposed execution. You too can exercise your belief in the sanctity of life or satisfy your morbid curiosity by voting "nein" or "ja."
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