A few thoughts about the One & Other project: I have been looking at a few of the archives of plinthers and it occurs to me that the whole thing has the potential to be like a bite-sized Big Brother.Â This is not a bad thing…Â imagine being in Big Brother.Â It goes on for […]
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This afternoon I made the short journey up to London to go and see Andrew do his thing in Trafalgar Square as part of Anthony Gormley’s One & Other project. I went for several reasons: to support Andrew, to support a good cause, to get some use out of my cameras, and because…Â well I […]
Just noticed that the work of art featured today on the Rijkswidget is A dog and a cat near a partially disembowelled deer by Jan Baptist Weenix.Â Nice.Â Â Weenix obviously took the Ronseal approach to naming paintings. (Also this is a second test.Â If all goes well, this one will not be posted to Twitter)
July 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on A plinth among men! · Life
A little while back I mentioned how Andrew from Wongablog was going to be appearing on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley’s One & Other project.Â I was a bit jealous about that, especially as he got allocated a prime slot (4pm on a Sunday) but I’m now hoping that […]
On Sunday I went up to London for the day.Â Â The official reason was to meet up with some other Labour activists, bloggers and general good-eggs but I made sure I got there early so I could do some sight-seeing and visiting of old haunts.Â I think it is the first time I have been […]
January 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Loving the Art · Jane
Just thought I would say that I am loving the Rijkswidget.Â Now I shall have to tune in daily for an art fix even if I get fed up of politics and pictures of shopping trollies. (Although I haven’t seen any recently – maybe they are unworthy subjects for the glories of the new camera…)
David Cerny must be laughing himself hoarse about the fuss over his sculpture.Â Not just at the chance to have a pop at every other country but for the wide-boy chancer way he got the commission and let the EU think the work was getting the involvement of artists from all the other countries.
November 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Technology
I would like to have seen this ‘Aeolian Tower‘ in London.Â One thing the story does not point out is that a few metres away there is another tower of lights controlled by the wind.Â It was originally part of an exhibition in 1971 but never got removed afterwards and is a kinetic light sculpture […]
October 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
Well not my birthday but Jayne’s.Â Instead of material goods I treated Jayne to some memories this year.Â For a long time she has really wanted to go to the London Dungeon.Â We did try to go once before but the queues were two hours long so we gave up: this time I booked tickets […]