NTW members: live in Trafalgar Square???

Anyone out there into a bit of high profile exhibitionism - sorry, live public art / performance? Got a cause to promote? Or a show?

Heard of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square?

I'm currently helping Artichoke (the producing company behind the Sultan's Elephant and Liverpool's Spider) to raise the profile in Wales of Anthony Gormley's One & Other project which they are also producing.

If you've not picked up on it yet here's what it's all about...

'This summer an extraordinary event will take place as part of the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth project. Every hour, 24 hours a day for 100 days without a break, a different person will occupy the plinth in Traflagar Square. 2,400 participants from all corners of the UK, from every background and every community, will create an astonishing living portrait of the UK in 2009. Volunteers will be picked at random from those that apply, and the event will be seen all round the world via a 24 hour relay of the event website. Sky Arts will also broadcast a feature programme about the project each week.'

Anthony Gormley says of his project, 'The idea is very simple. Through putting a person onto the plinth, the body becomes a metaphor, a symbol. In the context of Trafalgar Square with its military, valedictory and male historical statues, this elevation of everyday life to the position formerly occupied by monumental art allows us to reflect on the diversity, vulnerability and particularity of the individual in contemporary society. It's about people coming together to do something extraordinary and unpredictable. It could be tragic but it could be funny'

One person. One hour. One & Other.

To find out more... and maybe even register visit


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Comment by Deborah Powell on June 29, 2009 at 12:17
What a great idea - pity its only one person or else I'd hold our next ntw finance committee on the plinth ( bound to send the crowds wild with excitement!!) ;-)

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