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.
3 thoughts on “One & Other”
This is awesome!
I submitted it to digg. What’s even cooler is the fact that it’s not just an idea; it’s already happening.
I love that this is going on for 100 days, it makes it seem more like a real part of the square instead of just a small art piece.
Sweet that’ll be why my friend was there dressed as a panda today
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