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Art, but not as we know it

By 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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Art, but not as we know it
Mr Evil 4:13 pm 29 Jan 08

I think it’s quite heavy: they were using a large crane to place it there before Christmas.

it appears to be made of stone, but I haven’t given it the tap test yet.

Danman 4:03 pm 29 Jan 08

Actually – ANU art students have been showing off their art projects in that location for the last few months. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was another offering.

Ahh that makes total sence, because just up the western end of Alinga Street on the north side of the road, just near the vacant block and a few months ago was an open shipping container. Its open doors were facing the road but off the path – so people walkingpast could see inside. Inside teh shipping container was parquetry floor with a fridge lying down lengthwise. The fridge had its door open coffin like and the inside of the fridge was devoid of any shelving, but instead was lined with red satin or velvet – so as to give the impression of a coffin.

Not everyones cup of tea, but still art and for once I liked it 🙂

Holden Caulfield 3:54 pm 29 Jan 08

I quite like it.

I thought it may have been an advertising prank, similar to the one Volvo did with the C30 in Circular Quay.

But as a piece of art, the one featured above works for me.

Davo111 3:53 pm 29 Jan 08

I wonder how much it weighs….

howdy 3:48 pm 29 Jan 08

Now I’m singing a portaloo song to the tune of ABBA… Damnit!

howdy 3:47 pm 29 Jan 08

Maybe it’s an new type of portaloo.

Davo111 3:45 pm 29 Jan 08

I particularly liked a group of coconuts on sticks that turned to watch the movements of passers-by.
hahaha i thought it was a tribal warfare thing with heads on stakes. Well it looked like that at speed….

Loose Brown 3:42 pm 29 Jan 08

Actually – ANU art students have been showing off their art projects in that location for the last few months. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was another offering.

I particularly liked a group of coconuts on sticks that turned to watch the movements of passers-by.

Mælinar 3:41 pm 29 Jan 08

How long until its got a poster for some random pop group playing at the UC on it ?

Judging from all the logos direction on it, they may have installed it upside down.

Skidbladnir 3:40 pm 29 Jan 08

I give it about 30 mins before Gungahlin Al finds the ArtsACT application for it and tell us if it is compliant with spec or not.

Davo111 3:39 pm 29 Jan 08

Put a [fake] invoice from Ducati Motorcycles on it, and see how long it takes to be stolen.

I’m not a fan.

hingo 3:38 pm 29 Jan 08

I am often in that building for work. I think they are doing some renovations of some sort. The scaffolding has been there for quite some time. I rarely go above the 3rd level but the levels above are mostly vacant.

As for this artwork, I have never seen it before but I don’t mind it. At least it looks like something – maybe a refrigerator. Is it made of cement?

Gungahlin Al 3:37 pm 29 Jan 08

Clearly just fell off the back of the postie’s bike – I hope you let Aus Post know…?

Speaking of bomb squads, did anyone else notice the very large anti-vehicle blocks just installed outside 14 or 16 Mort Street?

These additions to government buildings are coming thick and fast of late, with one thing in common – all ugly. Surely someone can apply some urban art qualities to these things?

howdy 3:36 pm 29 Jan 08

I dare someone to ring up the national security hotline and report it as a ‘suspicious package’.

Danman 3:32 pm 29 Jan 08

Whats with the scaffold on the old health building ?

Are they demolishing it ?

I dare someone to deliver that “Art” to the doorstep of my workplace. Bombsquad would be in attendance quicksmart and we would all be up the road @ the evac point, kicking a footy around.

Arrows may be indicative of “This way up” which is the wrong way, and once again, this may well be art, but not really my style 🙂

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