Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby GregF » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:41 am

I agree....

Might be better had it been solid (and floodlit at night).
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby KerryBog2 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:26 am

el architino obviously did not enter the competition - he proposed a Colossus like this waaaay back!
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Morlan » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:52 pm

notjim wrote:Artist's impression in today's times:

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/images/2007/0823/1187332383005_1.html


:confused: I don't like that at all. What is it supposed to represent?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby sw101 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:01 pm

bubble man having a whizz in the liffey.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:14 pm

Actually when I saw it first, i thought it was urinating too.
It's not as offensive as it could have been but I still don't want a sculpture in the river.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby THE_Chris » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:33 pm

Thats beyond dreadful that is.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby lostexpectation » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:58 pm

notjim wrote:Artist's impression in today's times:

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/images/2007/0823/1187332383005_1.html


im not sure its show the complicatedness of the engineering that hes trying to, if you look closely the struts angles feel slightly unnatural, titled and I guess this puts movement into the sculpture but....

is this the emptiness archbishop brady was talking about?, well maybe it is if AG think our bodies are open molecularly then this a monument to our new understanding of physics :o

I was hoping it would be a negative space sculpture...

http://www.ddda.ie/index.jsp?pID=93&nID=94&aID=424
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby cubix » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:55 pm

its lifeless just like everyting else in docklands
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby sw101 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:59 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:Actually when I saw it first, i thought it was urinating too.
It's not as offensive as it could have been but I still don't want a sculpture in the river.


he's definitely looking down inspecting something. maybe they'll install a camera in mr. bubble's eyes to track all the little yellow duckies they'll lose next year.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby paul h » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:24 am

Thats friggin ridiculous looking,
please tell me it'll be temporary
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby lostexpectation » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:49 am

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0822/drivetime.html

the man himself talking about it

its a sculpture of a drawing of man made of bubbles...


he usually does like to include the penis in his man sculptures.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Richards » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:56 am

It think its its ok! However the proposed location is in the wrong place.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby GregF » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:56 am

The Wire in the Mire!
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby GregF » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:57 am

A forlorn figure with it's head down standing in the river looking at the quay wall. Kinda doesn't do it. I might have known he would have gone for a skeletal mesh framed figure.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Rory W » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:38 am

It looks like a bunch of bicycle frames throw together - not good and will date really rapidly.

What is the DDDA up to? They seem to be throwing international architects and designers at it hoping that it will make the Docklands exciting and international - in fact it seems to be turning into an incoherent mess
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby StephenC » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:51 am

I quite like it. And the London installation is great - a real talking point. Thats what this type of art is all about. It doesn't always need to "mean something" as someone suggested earlier. Its just art for its own sake.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Rory W » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:06 pm

how long until the skangers use it as a climbing frame?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby d_d_dallas » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:09 pm

so will this terminate the vista on Westland Row? Might work from that p.o.v. but on the quaysides I just don't see it working. And exactly what does "steel coated with bitumen" as a material contribute???
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby who_me » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:01 pm

I reckon build a dozen of them down the middle of the Liffey, they can hold up the Suas cables with one hand - kill two birds with one stone.

Or build 15 of them, and we could call them the Team in the Stream. Or the Blues in the Ooze?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:21 pm

Its a lot better than what i had envisaged, though definitely the wrong spot for it, would sit much better in parkland or a vast expanse of water.

If it is to go there, and it appears there's little anyone can do about it, should he not be looking down on the bridge or water ?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby manifesta » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:35 pm

The Bubbles in the Rubble
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby archipimp » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:21 pm

the idea of a sculpture like this should be to be bold and inspiring but this achieves neither,the artist seems to be tryin to hide it by making it basically see-through despite its gargantuin size and its not inspiring as it looks like some guy shuffling into the corner afraid of being seen(taking a piss)!
it also looks very temporary or unfinished
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby fergalr » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:02 pm

The Jock in the Dock?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Sarsfield » Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:28 pm

The Pee on the Quay.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby PTB » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:53 pm

It probably wouldnt be as bad if didn't look like he was taking a piss. Maybe facing philsophically out towards the irish sea would be better
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