Monday, September 26, 2016

Daniel used to live in Sydney but now he lives in London: 23rd September 2016


Drifting on the Thames out the front of Tate Modern is a giant cube adorned with (what looks like) illustrations. Atop the cube is a lone figure, still and unmoving as the cube's barge moves slowly with the tide. It's beautiful, and I have no idea why it's there.
Spend enough years out of art school, and one's capacity to be surprised by large displays of spectacle becomes diminished over time. You just don't question things like the floating cube, going directly to "Eh, must be art" without skipping a beat.

I would later hear that the cube has something to do with the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, but I haven't as yet found anything to confirm or deny this. I kind of like how mysterious it is, and that London is a place that can sustain such oddities on a regular basis.

It's probably art though.

1 comment:

Craig Ward said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2B1uIkQUZ4