Image via Telegraph UK
Award-winning sculptor Antony Gormley will present his work “One And Other” in Trafalgar Square, London as he was recently chosen for the Fourth Plinth commission. His piece will occupy the Fourth Plinth for 100 consecutive days, for 24 hours, by members of the public who volunteered to stand for an hour. This will allow 2,400 people to participate in this piece.
Next on the Trafalgar Square plinth: the public [Times Online]
London Mayor Offers to Be Living Artwork for Gormley [Bloomberg]
Gormley’s human exhibit wins battle of Trafalgar [Independent]
Antony Gormley will ask Trafalgar Square volunteers to climb plinth for art [Telegraph UK]
Public art — literally — for London’s Trafalgar Square [AFP]
Trafalgar Square: The People’s Plinth – A Portrait of our Time [Independent]
Image via The Age
Antony Gormley said: “Through elevation onto the plinth and removal from common ground, the body becomes a metaphor, a symbol and allows us to reflect on the diversity, vulnerability and particularity of the individual in contemporary society.” The artist hopes to select a group that will represent the diversity of Britain. The piece will go on display in the Spring of 2009.