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Pictures on the BBC.

The car is rather blah, but all the others are seem to belong to some sort of extreme charming art movement -- especially Tracy Emin's uncharacteristic meercats. Twinkly lights! Ships in bottles! Wind power! Wheee!

Still, I hand my hat to Mr (or has he been Sirred yet?) Antony Gormley:

"Antony Gormley wants members of the public to stand on an empty plinth for an hour, round-the-clock. His proposal One and the Other seeks to showcase real people."

Antony, I'm there:


me on anthony's plinth
me on anthony's plinth
I may not opt for standing on one leg, though....

Comments

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applez
8th Jan, 2008 16:27 (UTC)
Alas, London is not Paris, and I doubt Londoners would take kindly to the inevitable event of members of the public having sex on the plinth. ;-)

All in all, I kinda like the Batik HMS Victory-in-a-bottle, though it is very conventional.
cleanskies
10th Jan, 2008 09:48 (UTC)
well, at least there'd be a safety net to avoid mishap
I don't think he's proposing to let just anyone up there. My suspicion is that a rota, a web booking form and an attendant may be involved.
(Anonymous)
10th Jan, 2008 14:28 (UTC)
Re: well, at least there'd be a safety net to avoid mishap
a rota, a web booking form and an attendant may be involved.

Grim...too many echoes of a Communist past. Really, a plinth's only operating costs should be a regular pigeon poo scraping. ;-)
applez
10th Jan, 2008 14:29 (UTC)
Re: well, at least there'd be a safety net to avoid mishap
That was me.
zengineer
8th Jan, 2008 17:37 (UTC)
It's not hard to see real people in Trafalgar square, they don't need to stand on a plinth. I like the meercats though I find it very hard to believe that's a Tracy Emin original.
cleanskies
10th Jan, 2008 09:51 (UTC)
the concept is doubtless hers
I think with bronzes it's OK to pass over some sketches, maybe a maquette, and say, "take care if it".
zengineer
10th Jan, 2008 15:58 (UTC)
Re: the concept is doubtless hers
You are right. This is what Canaletto and Henry Moore did after all. It does rather mean that being an artist is more of a political title rather than a creative or technical one.
Are you a comics artist? (no need to answer that).
timscience
8th Jan, 2008 18:37 (UTC)
meerkats squee!
twic.myopenid.com
9th Jan, 2008 00:10 (UTC)
On the plinth, they should put
ANOTHER PLINTH.

And then KEEP ADDING A PLINTH EVERY YEAR until someone thinks of something or we reach the moon.

-- tom
applez
9th Jan, 2008 00:48 (UTC)
Re: On the plinth, they should put
I like this idea...very PLINTH JENGA! Especially if plinth scales vary. ;-)
cleanskies
10th Jan, 2008 09:53 (UTC)
Re: On the plinth, they should put
Been done. Well, putting a plinth on the plinth has been done. It was upside down, translucent and Rachel Whiteread's fault.

No-one's gone really colossal yet. I'm not sure if the constraints are structural or budgetary.
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