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Keizo Ushio’s cookie cutter fired up on Northbourne. New public art

By 28 February 2012 19

dream lens

Adamthebastard has captured the latest public art to have the plastic sheets removed around Civic.

On the intersection of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue there now stands Keizo Ushio’s “dream lens for the future”, which seems to be falling into the dreary sub-type of Canberra public art I like to think of as “circles placed square in the middle of an avenue framing nothing in particular”.

This is less a criticism of the art than the staid way they get positioned.

Here are the details for those who are interested.

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Kazza The Blank One also saw the piece and it turns out she’s a bit of an aficionado of Keizo Ushio’s work.

For a more daring use of his work in space here’s one she took of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Kobe back in 2009.

kobe

But if you want to really see how Keizo’s been working to a theme check out his image gallery.

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19 Responses to Keizo Ushio’s cookie cutter fired up on Northbourne. New public art
#1
stonedwookie9:56 am, 28 Feb 12

it looks like a giant doughnut now we just need a giant lard lad boy to hold it up lol
http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Lard_Lad_Donuts

#2
Geoff_from_Lushpup_I10:06 am, 28 Feb 12

Saw this lunchtime yesterday … I like it.

#3
Nan21210:10 am, 28 Feb 12

Well the Sunshine coast has its “Big Pineapple”, Goulburn has the “Big Merino” , the “Big Banana” in Coffs Harbour, etc, etc, so why shouldn’t Canberra have the “Big Donut”!!!!!
Seriously though, what other monstrosities are ACT Government going to spend the taxpayers hard earned dollars on?

#4
johnboy10:13 am, 28 Feb 12

If only they could position it near the owl….

#5
Geoff_from_Lushpup_I10:18 am, 28 Feb 12

johnboy said :

If only they could position it near the owl….

On the strip down near the entrance to the Belco Markets should just about do it…

#6
johnboy10:20 am, 28 Feb 12

I don’t think anything vaguely yonic will be allowed near that owl for a very long time.

#7
puggy10:25 am, 28 Feb 12

Seems to be framing Parliament House, just. Better than framing the owl, as others have mentioned.

Has anyone else seen the new art on Flemington (as you’re heading north)? Must get a picture of it, but looks like a bobble headed scarecrow.

#8
Thumper10:28 am, 28 Feb 12

Geoff_from_Lushpup_Images said :

johnboy said :

If only they could position it near the owl….

On the strip down near the entrance to the Belco Markets should just about do it…

They’ve already got a giant wire cod.

#9
Jivrashia10:29 am, 28 Feb 12

OUSHI ZOUKEI
????????
?????
(extremely) deep knowledge (to act as a) dream lens for the future.

whatisthisidonteven.jpg

#10
Rollersk8r10:31 am, 28 Feb 12

Not bad! But where is it – London Circuit and Alinga Street do not intersect??

#11
schmeah10:56 am, 28 Feb 12

So will Brenda, Kelly and Dylan be hanging around at thie Peach Pit too?

#12
p111:05 am, 28 Feb 12

I think it looks kinda nice (in the photo, haven’t seen it yet), but why get it made from Japanese Granite? While I’m sure they have very nice granite, it is not something we have a shortage of in the ACT.

#13
Ben_Dover11:06 am, 28 Feb 12

Dear god, what cack!

#14
Chop7111:36 am, 28 Feb 12

The uni students and other drunks are going to have fun with this.

#15
Amanda Hugankis12:46 pm, 28 Feb 12

Derivative.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64324221/water-planet-with-copper-moon-adjustable … and this guy can make earrings to match!

#16
Bluey4:06 pm, 28 Feb 12

puggy said :

Seems to be framing Parliament House, just. Better than framing the owl, as others have mentioned.

Has anyone else seen the new art on Flemington (as you’re heading north)? Must get a picture of it, but looks like a bobble headed scarecrow.

Someone get pic of that horrendous looking troll. Its grotesque.

I tried googling around for a pic but theres nothing up yet so I might snap one on the way home this afternoon and email it to Johnboy.

As for the donut, Friday/Saturday night shenanigans will ensue.

#17
spinact8:04 pm, 28 Feb 12

Donuts, is there anything they can’t do

#18
Ben_Dover7:48 am, 29 Feb 12

Is there going to be a prize for the first person to punt a football through it?

#19
Deref8:01 am, 29 Feb 12

Thumper said :

Geoff_from_Lushpup_Images said :

johnboy said :

If only they could position it near the owl….

On the strip down near the entrance to the Belco Markets should just about do it…

They’ve already got a giant wire cod.

I really like the cod. I think the gubmint should buy it back.

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