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Art, but not as we know it

Kramer 29 January 2008 42

Here’s your package. I don’t know what those arrows on the side mean…

However it does appear to be yet another random artwork courtesy of your local government. This one has been delivered to the corner of Alinga and Moore st in the city. Being close to 8ft tall it was obvioulsy too big to drop in the post box at the GPO accross the road

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hingo hingo 10:48 am 31 Jan 08

It marks the spot of an underground NSA base

S4anta S4anta 10:43 am 31 Jan 08

Perhaps it is an illustration of all the positive policy proposals that the ACT govt has sucessfully kept under the wraps, as there were two many words using more than three syllables for the poor little dears to comprehend?

Davo111 Davo111 8:58 am 31 Jan 08

This one me thinks will turn out to be a quality pissing post for students returning to ANU from a big night out on the turps

yeah i dont think that will be happening as often *tear*

Special G Special G 7:25 am 31 Jan 08

These art threads are getting a fair bit of comment about them.

This one me thinks will turn out to be a quality pissing post for students returning to ANU from a big night out on the turps.

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 8:10 pm 30 Jan 08

Ha, lucky it isn’t full of petrol.

It would have cost about eleventy billion dollars….

vandam vandam 6:55 pm 30 Jan 08

I wonder how much it cost to make??

ie, How much money I ended up throwing into it to put it there. Hmmm I’m thinking a full tank of petrol worth!

Stung Stung 4:29 pm 30 Jan 08

Looks crap and boring. Wow, a big parcel – how wacky!

They should get some decent young artists to paint murals around town and start deading these ridiculous sculptures.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 4:26 pm 30 Jan 08

So Dr Evil isn’t Mr Evil with new qualifications?
There’s clearly just too much evil on this site…

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 4:05 pm 30 Jan 08

Don’t think so Al, though I suspect he is working on it.

PS – mine was called “Seven instant cures for stupidity, and one in the chamber” 🙂

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:47 am 30 Jan 08

“I’m guessing someone saved RiotACT.com in the browser favourites of one of those Fisher-Price laptops in Kmart again……”
LOL
PS: has Mr Evil finally submitted his PhD?

dyspnoeia dyspnoeia 8:51 am 30 Jan 08

I walk past the “parcel” every day . . . and sometimes a trifle unsteadily if my route has intersected the Wig and Pen. I like it, and it works well in it’s juxtaposition with the GPO. It looks like it’s solid stone, but you can’t tell that unless you’re within a couple of metres. At a guess I’d say it would weigh in at 5-6 tons ( less if it’s hollow or is made of some rock compound).

Some (like my Dad) can’t call it art – I do. It’s though provoking. But given its proximity to two major watering holes I’m wondering how much art criticism will be expressed in processed beer . . .

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 11:30 pm 29 Jan 08

Looks better than that helicopter crash on the GDE. I like this one. I think the Government should be spending more on public art rather than wasting it on sh!t like hospital beds and schools – no ones going to skimp on that stuff so why shouldn’t they pay the full cost – but art, mate, that makes ou smile when you see it…

Thumper Thumper 11:08 pm 29 Jan 08

Yep, NickD is correct.

NickD NickD 10:07 pm 29 Jan 08

“Look further up the road – where that Old Holden place was. They have huge bollards out the front. I wonder what agency that is ?”

It’s an Australian Crime Commission office (presumably their head office). See: http://www.crimecommission.gov.au/html/pg_contact.html

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 10:01 pm 29 Jan 08

I’m guessing someone saved RiotACT.com in the browser favourites of one of those Fisher-Price laptops in Kmart again……

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:42 pm 29 Jan 08

Huh???
Very articulate contribution…

josh josh 9:20 pm 29 Jan 08

thanks for the update, the-riotact.com. can you tell me more about anything else left anywhere at any time? that’d be nice. what about telling me about every photo people of those things? you should post them too.

high fives.

MelonHead MelonHead 9:03 pm 29 Jan 08

I’m with GungAl. It’s interesting. There is a debate. It’s art. If we all thought it was good, it would be a waste of effort.

sepi sepi 8:33 pm 29 Jan 08

i like it.

Danman Danman 7:14 pm 29 Jan 08

Look further up the road – where that Old Holden place was. They have huge bollards out the front. I wonder what agency that is ?

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