Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Fourth Plinth in London

Antony Gormley's latest public work is to hand over the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square to 2,400 individuals to stand on for an hour at a time. They can do whatever they want, as long as it's legal.

It's living monument at best and a freak show at worst, it's anarchy, it's democratic, it's wonderful. Art is a lot of things, but essentially a form of communication and self expression shared. The plinth will have 2,400 different expressions and experiences, in a city so anonymous it's really nice to find out something about the people you sit next to on the tube.

It does pose the question though - what would you do on the plinth?

They have a live web cam setup, where you can view the current person and hear the heckling of the crowds, I love British cynicism!

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