This is a montage of moments from actions by The Love Police. Things get really interesting at 1:07.
Since 1886, various organizations (currently English Heritage) have placed circular, blue plaques around London to commemorate where important events have taken place or where prominent people have lived. The Dirty Square Gallery in London has decided to spoof the English’s quest to honor themselves by placing meaningless blue plaques around London.
Reminds us of An Ordinary Building.
I’m really digging this public art project by Anthony Gormley. He explains it best in the video above. Here’s some more info:
This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley invites you to help create an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals. They will become an image of themselves, and a representation of the whole of humanity.
Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break, a different person will make the Plinth their own. If you’re selected, you can use your time on the plinth as you like. One & Other is open to anyone and everyone from any corner of the UK. As long as you’re 16 or over and are living or staying in the UK, you can apply to be part of this unforgettable artistic experiment.
You can play your part in making this idea a reality – either by volunteering yourself, by telling others about it, or by experiencing it online or in the square itself.
What’s even cooler is that you can watch what’s happening live via webcam. It’s streaming 24 hours. Right now it’s raining in London and they are switching between two participants using a crain. Watch the live stream.
There are a couple of cool events happening next weekend:
Boston residents should check out the First Annual Boston Scavenger Hunt
It is with pride that Banditos Misteriosos announces the First Annual Boston Scavenger Hunt!
These type of scavenger hunts have been done on smaller scales in other cities, but Boston is ripe for this type of huge event!
Londoners should check out the Hide & Seek Festival:
Hide and Seek is a festival of social games and playful experiences, running in London from the 27th to the 29th of June 2008. It will encompass everything from fine artists making location-based work to huge flashmob games within the public spaces of the Southbank Centre.
Anything else going on this weekend or next? Let us know in the comments.
Several news organizations, including the Daily Mail, are reporting that “faceless” figures are popping up at Wimbledon and several posh parties around London. Blogger Nick Burcher noticed the logos they are wearing are for the car company Lotus, and was able to sleuth out that the whole thing is actually a viral marketing stunt.
Given how easy it is to find the facelesspeople.com website through Google I think it is amazing that there has been so much Faceless People coverage and so little realisation that the Faceless people are part of a clever viral marketing rather than a political statement or art!