200ft Pink Rabbit Placed 5000ft Up The Alps

On December 22, 2014 by Tim Newman

The Pink Rabbit in Colletto Fava

Colletto Fava is a 5,000 ft (1,500 metre) hill in Italy. In 2005, Members of the Viennese art group Gelitin (which inclides M. Puletta, Corroni Fali, Razzoli Caputo, and R. Calizone) decided to put something special on its summit.

The Pink Rabbit in Colletto Fava under snow

Rather than installing a dramatic and robust statue that could be marvelled at from below and stand proud, majestic and regal for centuries to come, they decided to go in the opposite direction.

The team constructed a 200 ft long, bright pink rabbit with its innards spewing out made of straw and fabric.

The Pink Rabbit in Colletto Fava Google Maps

The monstrous pink rabbit is named Hase (German for “hare”) but most know it as the Pink Rabbit for obvious reasons.

The Pink Rabbit in Colletto Fava Entrails

Hase isn’t visible from below, and in a few years (2025 is the prediction), the entire structure will have been devoured by the weather and local cows.

The Pink Rabbit in Colletto Fava Entrails 2

You have to love humans don’t you? In many ways it is an utterly pointless endeavour, with just a handful of walkers a year getting the chance to see it up close. But that’s art isn’t it? Whether you like it or not, something doesn’t have to have a point to be enjoyed, things don’t need a purpose for them to be worthwhile.

The Pink Rabbit in Colletto Fava 2

In an interview Gelitin said…

If we put it in a giant glass box, maybe it would last longer, but I don’t think we can do that.

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