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Strange outburst of tupperware

By simto - 30 November 2006 24

In driving through Civic today, there appears to be strange phenomenon afflicting the West end of Alinga street (along the Wig and Pen/PJ O’Reillys/Smith’s Bookstore end in particular) – lots of the poles and signage are decorated in weird plasticy things that look awfully like a tupperware salad spinner.

Does anybody know what this is in aid of? I’ll try to get a pic sometime tonight so that the true oddity of these items can be appreciated.

UPDATED: Ari appears to have the answer.

Another update: Sue-Ellen has sent in the following note and a picture:

DOMAIN 2006 is a temporary public art project funded by ACT Government’s Community Outreach Program, and co-ordinated by the ANU School of Art. Artists are selected by application.

Tupperware colanders are called Totems for Ming Ming.

Behind bus stop down from Pig & When is The Big Box by Charlie Sofo (ACT) which is where you can read this information.

What’s Your opinion?


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Strange outburst of tupperware
Thumper 1:53 pm 01 Dec 06

Don’t get me wrong, I like the sculptures dotted around civic, they give it a bit more character.

But plastic collanders.

Come on….

Thumper 1:51 pm 01 Dec 06

That really is crap.

I mean, I’ve seen a lot of art, some good, some bad, some ugly. However, most of what I’ve seen, whether I like it or not, can be appreciated.

But giant plastic Clints brand collanders?

seepi 1:47 pm 01 Dec 06

I like a bit of art round the place.

Ralph 1:44 pm 01 Dec 06

None of this postmodernist shit is ‘art’. Positively craptacular it is. I suppose my opinion doesn’t matter, it’s more about how it makes the artist ‘feel’.

Maelinar 12:21 pm 01 Dec 06

I too could apply for a $10k government grant to produce this rubbish.

I wonder if the project manager responsible for this has audited the financial statement and found that $9,900 was spent on alcohol and a good time, with the remainder $100 being invested down at crazy clarks in a last minute dash to produce something.

simto 11:51 am 01 Dec 06

Are these baskets time-travelling? Because they’re not going to be affected by the Saturday night people on Saturday morning otherwise, surely?

Or perhaps you meant the Friday night people?

toastie 11:47 am 01 Dec 06

those are going to look fairly ugly on saturday morning when the people of Saturday night have had their way with them.

snahon 10:45 am 01 Dec 06

So much can be said about the crapulance of this alleged ‘art’…. I might get my 4.5 yr old son to build something, sure as hell it would be better than that…

Thumper 9:32 am 01 Dec 06

I saw four alpacas in civic yesterday.

I shit you not.

Kramer 10:31 pm 30 Nov 06

I’d like to see someone roll that last one (WMD) on its trailer past the US embassy 🙂

I can see it now… APS guys dropping their ciggies and coffees as they run for cover. heh heh heh…

Ari 8:47 pm 30 Nov 06

It’s all part of the Domain 2006 public art exhibition.

Geoffco 7:33 pm 30 Nov 06

FWIW, they look like this and this.

And we found the WMDs. Who knew they’d show up on Marcus Clarke St on a boat trailer…

vancouver 6:46 pm 30 Nov 06

Have you seen the new sculpture on the corner of Alinga and Moore St? it looks like it has been constructed using giant dried dog food!! Does anyone know what it is meant to represent? perhaps it and the plastic containers are there to tell us all something signigicant!!

OzChick 4:55 pm 30 Nov 06

I saw them and there is a large banner on the corner of the Jolimont Centre with the fast forward, rewind and play symbols on it. What do they all mean?

toriness 4:37 pm 30 Nov 06

i saw these as well. i think it’s meant to be ‘art’.

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