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London — By Andrea Kirkby on September 11, 2009 at 5:15 am
Filed under: antony gormley, fourth plinth, one & other, The Arts, trafalgar square

Photos of the Plinth

Antony Gormley’s mass participation artwork on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square has been going for a while now. I’ve been able to stroll past a few times, and take a look at what’s going on – and it seems to be a very mixed bag.

Some people are making artistic statements in a kind of performance art, it seems – standing robotically, striding up and down the plinth. Others are using their hour in the spotlight to campaign for their cause, with banners and placards. Some are just indulging in silliness, albeit rather delightful silliness, with balloons and lurid clothes.

But it’s difficult to give much idea of what’s going on just by describing it. You have to see it. So I thought it would be worth flagging up here that The Guardian has published a photo gallery of images from Trafalgar Square, which capture the full range of the work from utterly serious to completely zany.

You can still see ‘One & Other’ till 14th October, 24 hours a day. Worth a stroll to Trafalgar Square to take a look. Or catch the live webcam on the One & Other website.

Photo by Mark Hillary on flickr


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