Re: You have to see this!5
Mar 21, 2008 1:12 pm
It's art, not a piece of working architecture.
I think it is absolutely awesome.
From memory (when I first saw this featured a while ago) the building is being completely renovated or demolished, or something, when this installation is over.
The artist is Richard Wilson - he has done some pretty interesting work...I saw his 20:50 when it was at the ANG...a total mind bender - his major premise seems to be about challenging people's perceptions of the environments around them...which can be said about a lot of great artists.
Re: You have to see this!7
Mar 21, 2008 1:34 pm
A very expensive piece of ART!
You do remember how much the ANG paid for Blue Poles back in the 80's don't you?
And Pollock was a drunk who walked around the canvas dumping paint on it...
I would rather pay Wilson for his work any day.
Re: You have to see this!8
Mar 21, 2008 1:43 pm
Yes….anyone can do a Pollock!
I do agree with the window being, if not art, an amazing thing to have to think of, create, and make happen!
I was amazed, and could not figure out what propelled the wall section and how it worked! I still don’t know. To me, it was structural wounder!
But knowing its art, makes it even more interesting, they guy must be an engineer???
Re: You have to see this!9
Mar 21, 2008 1:49 pm
I think he is first and foremost a sculptor...but a lot of sculptors and artists I know (of) come from mechanical/technical backgrounds.
The device used to rotate the cut out is a design more normally used in nuclear power plants and the shipping industry.
http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100 ... _page.html
Re: You have to see this!10
Mar 21, 2008 2:35 pm
Thanks for that Stumer…..how interesting!
I even looked up a rotator on the web, but I couldn’t get a good photo of one!
I can say……I would love to be a part of something like that, just to see how it’s all done!
The logistics alone are mind mending!
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Nov 13, 2008 12:29 pm
Re: You have to see this!14
May 22, 2009 5:28 pm
At least it gives the building good ventilation and light ?.
See.... nutty ideas can be useful too
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Re: You have to see this!20
Oct 01, 2012 4:55 pm
Only in Dubai!! Turing out to be my most watched place on earth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR2HukuF ... re=related
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