One & Other

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Rubenesque, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Rubenesque

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    Has anyone been watching what is going on on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square, London?

    For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, for 24hrs a day for 100 days different people will be taking to the 4th plinth and doing whatever they feel like doing, performance art, talking, demonstrating skills etc...

    It's been organised by Anthony Gormley and is utterly bizarre.

    You can catch it on Sky Arts or online

    One & Other

    At the moment there's just a weird looking woman in a mask waving at people.

    Only in Britain!

    Even long running BBC radio drama The Archers have incorporated it into their daily episodes, trying to get members of their community onto the plinth lol
     
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    Guess I'm the only one sad enough to watch these numpties then! lol

    There's now a lovely little old gay man reading poetry.
     
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    Perhaps you could take to it and recite a chronology of big brother called 2000 til now. :smile::eek::biggrin1:
     
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    I could do that!!!!!!!!!!!

    Although, clearly no bugger watches so what's the point! haha
     
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    Big Brother may be watching!
    You could get on the show maybe. :smile:
     
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    You couldn't pay me to be a BB housemate... the idea of being a national hate figure terrifies me lol
     
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    I watched about 3 minutes of a woman called Gill who looked like a cross between Florence Nightingale and the Grim Reaper. Needless to say, my life was enriched by the experience. :rolleyes:

    Now they're just taking the plinth. :wink:
     
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    The whole thing is ridiculous piece of crap.The whole of Trafalgar Square is a mess, full of naff street performers and thousands of tourists aimlessly lolling around getting in the way,it makes Leicester Square look like Verseille.Time to have a re-think.The less said about the vacant plinth the better!!...
     
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    It's now a girl chucking glow sticks into the "crowd"

    I'm a little addicted, keep dipping in and out
     
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    Perhaps if you gave us a little more etymology of the event....
     
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    Perhaps you know etymology to mean something different to me, to me it's the history and derivation of words and language.

    Don't mean to be a pedant, but I'm not sure what you want to know.
     
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    Wow - saucer of milk to njqt!

    Given that I'd already said what it's all about in the first post I figured he was asking something else... I wasn't meaning to nitpick... I didn't understand what he was asking!!!

    Naff = rubbish.

    It's been organised as a live interactive arts event. I don't know if it's a charitable thing to be honest. Perhaps they are doing collections on site. This is the first time it's happened.

    There are 4 plinths - 3 have statues on them and the 4th was meant to have an equestrian statue that for some reason never materialised, so Anthony Gormley (sculptor) came up with this as a way of creating living art.

    Apologies Chuck if you feel I was being impolite, wasn't my intention.
     
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    I've seen a few news clippings - I'd call it a waste of time by publicity seekers, but then to me art is something tangible and beautiful!
     
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    I agree, on the whole, and most of the people I've seen up there haven't done anything worth while.

    However, flicked on to it yesterday and there was an old gay fella reading his own poetry and some of it was very good. And he was really engaging with the crowd listening to him. I think at one point he invited them all to the pub afterwards - nice move! lol
     
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    Well, perhaps, I really still am interested in what this is all about.
     
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    Frank Skinner was on tv last night saying he watched a man dancing about for the whole hour.He lives near there and said he's a regular visitor to the plinth.
    It looks like work's a bit thin on the ground for Frank these days. :smile:
     
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    I saw that too... made me feel a bit better to know I'm not the only one who watches from time to time
     
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    Didn't mean to be catty Denise. Chuck's my homeboy and we've always got each others back. :cool:
     
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    Rather bizarrely now, I've been offered a place on the plinth.

    But it's between 1am-2am Wednesday 2nd September.

    It would just be me and the pigeons... think I'll pass haha
     
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