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Ask RiotACT: A letter about a dead pigeon

By Barcham - 15 October 2013 26

We just received a letter that is equal parts polite and intriguing (I’ve never noticed this either), so what’s the answer Rioters?

Good afternoon RiotACT,

I was having coffee with two of my beautifully wonderful and lovely female colleagues (sorry – they read this and I need the brownie points) when we noticed a dead concrete pigeon in the corner of the buildings front gardens on London Circuit.

We have been having coffee around this corner for about 5 years and have never noticed it so we found this reasonably unsettling: are we so unobservant that we have just not noticed this for so long? Or is it new? Are there others?

It seemed like the sort of thing that would have appeared elsewhere like other guerrilla art installations, but our combined googling was not able uncover any further information.

It was safely assumed that you, or other Rioters would have no problem in illuminating (or otherwise) this mystery.

I look forward to you advice (again, or otherwise),

Kind regards,

Mr. (potentially Un)Observant

Pigeon

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26 Responses to
Ask RiotACT: A letter about a dead pigeon
carnardly 2:55 pm 15 Oct 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

Good to see our local smokers feel free to litter near it.

maybe it died of asphyxiation from the smokers blowing crap over it…

Holden Caulfield 2:55 pm 15 Oct 13

“…but our combined googling was not able uncover any further information.”

Took me around 5 minutes.

carnardly 2:54 pm 15 Oct 13

it used to be a live concrete pigeon….?

Holden Caulfield 2:53 pm 15 Oct 13
thebrownstreak69 2:49 pm 15 Oct 13

Good to see our local smokers feel free to litter near it.

Holden Caulfield 2:44 pm 15 Oct 13

Buy your own, but you’d better be quick, there’s only three being sold…

http://www.retrospectgalleries.com/products/pigeon/7569/1

tuco 2:34 pm 15 Oct 13

But is the answer a matter of a pinion?

Geoff_from_Lushpup_I 2:33 pm 15 Oct 13

There’s a little concrete hamburger replete with skull & crossbones down in New Acton near the Time Thief. There’s also a 1:1 scale cement mobile phone near the High Court …

hk0reduck 2:33 pm 15 Oct 13
hk0reduck 2:29 pm 15 Oct 13

Here’s another sighting of one in Sydney.

http://instagram.com/p/d0kCZ3CY-J/

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:31 pm 15 Oct 13

It’s pining for a block in Forde.

b2 1:23 pm 15 Oct 13

There is another pigeon on the stone wall of the boat hire near Acton Beach, it has been there for a least a year. Also in NewActon there is a concrete half deflated looking soccer ball in the garden bed near the new Nishi traffic lights.

Holden Caulfield 12:36 pm 15 Oct 13

London Circuit has a number of buildings on it, any chance of refining the location?

Is the item glued to the ground, or can it be picked up and moved?

poetix 12:33 pm 15 Oct 13

Beaking and nothingness.

astrojax 12:20 pm 15 Oct 13

can a concrete pigeon be said to be alive?

is this a sartrian reference? deep, man – your correspondent surely freely willed not to previously notice this installation.

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