Art or Fart?

2,400 people chosen at random will be taking part, in what they call ‘public art’. Art for all, pretentiousness locked away behind closed doors. 100 days at least, until it slowly starts to seep through the small cracks through the wood. To be honest I won’t be surprised if it penetrates sooner, and find its way on the plinth.

Welcome to Anthony Gromley’s plinth performances ‘One & Other’

“Through elevation onto the plinth, and removal from the common ground, the body becomes a metaphor, a symbol… In the context of Trafalgar Square with its military, valedictory and male historical statues to specific individuals, this elevation of everyday life to the position formerly occupied by monumental art allows us to reflect on the diversity, vulnerability and particularity of the individual in contemporary society. It could be tragic but it could also be funny.” Antony Gormley

He is asking 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; people who are slightly detached from the ‘real’ world these days.

The last line says it all.  Only time will tell.

I’ve applied, so keep those fingers and toes crossed and you may seen me on the plinth in September.

Check out the live stream HERE or apply.

So far I’ve seen a fish and fat lady who did nothing.

Keep watch.


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