Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Fourth Plinth project: One person. One hour. One & Other

Have you heard about the Fourth Plinth project? The famous sculptor, Antony Gormley (most well known for his iconic sculpture, The Angel of the North) invites you to help create a living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London. Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break beginning on 6th July, a different person will make the Plinth their own - an uninterrupted succession of 2400 volunteers creating a unique portrait of the UK in the 21st century. I think it sounds like a very cool idea! Anyone aged 16 or over who lives in or is staying in the UK can participate. After you register, participants will be chosen at random. Everything you want to know about the project Edited to add this update: Housewife becomes the first woman on the fourth plinth - 6 July 2009 A housewife with two young children has become the first 'living sculpture' on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth . Rachel Wardell , 35, from Lincolnshire, begun her stint at 9am after a short delay while an anti-tobacco protester was removed from the statue. (link via thelondonpaper)

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