A new art installation filled with real human blood is being erected in D.C. from an artist who seeks to "confront" President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE's supporters.
The outdoor artwork, called "The White House Filled With the Blood of US Citizens," from French-based artist Andrei Molodkin, features a video of blood pouring through a clear acrylic model of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., which will be projected onto the windows of CulturalDC's Source Theater in Washington.
The piece features actual blood from Americans who volunteered to donate to the effort at a church in France, according to organizers.
"The use of human blood is required to interrogate the existing political system,” Molodkin said in a statement. “I have questions about why people have to give their blood for an ideology so I say, if you have to give your blood, give it to art or to something that you’re free to choose.”
The gory art is poised to be unveiled on Jan. 1, during the final days of the Trump administration and ahead of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFord to bolster electric vehicle production in multi-billion dollar push Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin's houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package Alabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system MORE's inauguration on Jan. 20.
Molodkin's project is being organized by a/political, a nonprofit that dubs itself a "neutral space" where "artists are encouraged to interrogate social and political concerns."
"Staining the White House red with the blood of America’s citizens, the work reflects on the lives that have been lost through the repercussions of the President’s policies both on home soil and abroad. There couldn’t be a more appropriate place to present this than on the streets of Washington D.C. at a time of transition when we are considering whether much will really change," the group said in a statement.
—Updated at 3:27 p.m.