2,400 People to be living sculptures in Trafalgar Square, London

July 2nd, 2008

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.

Social Networking Goes to the Dogs.

Marketing Weekly News December 4, 2010 Social networking is all the rage, and man’s (and woman’s) best friends aren’t being left out. Even though there are more than 60 million dog owners on the Internet, there has never been a comprehensive online community for dog lovers – until now. Launching in November, PoochCity.com starts welcoming residents. in our site dog treat recipes

Pooch City (PoochCity.com) launches on November 17th, offering the most comprehensive social networking site for millions of dog lovers and the businesses that serve them. The site offers all of the community social networking features found on sites like Facebook, combined with tools to help small businesses increase their bottom line by bringing together canine-focused businesses with doggie aficionados worldwide.

Recognizing that small and independent businesses dominate the pet industry, Pooch City offers its residents (members) in their “Business District” access to their exclusive Pet Service Scheduler. The scheduler allows service providers to market their services, allow customers to schedule appointments and pay for appointments – all via Pooch City. In addition, Pooch City has adoption and breeder search tools for those looking to add a new member to their family.

This canine social network was created by Tamika Stokes Goins, 36, under her company Because Inc. Goins also created and publishes the national, lifestyle magazine Doggie Aficionado[R]. The goal of Pooch City is to consolidate the fragmented, online pet industry, leveraging best practices in social networking with practical small business solutions thus creating a virtual city of all things dog related.

“With pet parents bursting to share fun tidbits and photos of their fur children and businesses wanting a piece of the nearly $50 billion pet industry, an online site like Pooch City is an obvious evolution. Our team is excited to welcome residents and businesses,” said Goins.

Pooch City membership is free for residency members (non-businesses). Non-profit rescue organizations can also create free shelter accounts to post information about dogs in need of a new home. The site offers three business residency types: Downtown, Business District and Mall Store Owner. The business memberships start at $125 per year.

“From sharing dog treat recipes, getting dog training tips, to shopping for a new dog bed and finding clients for your new pet-sitting business, it all can be done in Pooch City,” said Gail David, Advertising Manager of Pooch City. “The feedback and comments we’ve received over the years from Doggie Aficionado[R] readers and partners have gone into Pooch City™. And we are confident we’ve built a city residents will love.” About Because, Inc. Founded in 2006, it’s mission is to Be for a Cause. With its two dog brands, Doggie Aficionado[R] and Pooch City™, the company strives to save and improve the lives of dogs. Doggie Aficionado[R] is a national luxury, lifestyle magazine with newsstand distribution throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company also provides marketing and web development services for the pet related businesses. For more information on Pooch City visit their website at PoochCity.com, or to schedule a sneak peek, contact Joelle Polisky at jpolisky12@gmail.com or via phone (615) 595-6968. go to web site dog treat recipes