Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby lonkey » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:26 am

Morlan wrote:Rough montage - 44m heigh.

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This is the Spire all over again: A decent monument in a dreadful location.

Perhaps this would be better suited for Point Village or GDC. Macken St. bridge will help to break up the monotony along the quays here.


looking at it from that picture ,it looks like a condom.will it be known as the

THE CONDOM IN THE LIFFEY :) i wonder
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby lonkey » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:10 am

lonkey wrote:looking at it from that picture ,it looks like a condom.will it be known as the

THE CONDOM IN THE LIFFEY :) i wonder


or THE LIFFEY JOHNNEY :)
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby lonkey » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:12 am

or JOHNNY IN THE LIFFEY
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby poukai » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:38 am

Can't help but wonder what it'll look like at low tide, though... Might be handy to have a giant sieve that will pick up all the shopping trolleys/bikes/rubbish/seaweed/dead bodies, but it probably won't look all that good.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby dc3 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:57 am

Perhaps this thing could be twinned with the proposed Great Horse of Ebbsfleet?
Indeed the 'orse would be better suited to Ireland, far better tax relief for them here.

Needed - no.

Whatever happened to the Waterbus?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby PTB » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:09 am

An even more pointless proposal.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article3886980.ece

I marvel at the positioning of the sculpture, right in front of a gigantic power line.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby notjim » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:28 am

I hope they check there are no soldiers inside.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby poukai » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:47 pm

notjim wrote:I hope they check there are no soldiers inside.


:D true...
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby shadow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:00 pm

A modern wickerman
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby johnglas » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:19 am

Why not put it in Grand Canal Harbour, where it might give some point to an otherwise empty sheet of water? (If you're going to put it anywhere.)
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby notjim » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:12 pm

johnglas wrote:Why not put it in Grand Canal Harbour, where it might give some point to an otherwise empty sheet of water? (If you're going to put it anywhere.)


Why are people so weird about Grand Canal Harbour, first it is an important recreational area, something to which a giant statue would be a big impediment and b) it is an expanse of water, its expansiveness is part of its appeal.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby johnglas » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:19 pm

notjim: nothing 'weird' about it - I had noticed it was an 'expanse of water' (!) and it's big enough to 'absorb' this object and still allow everything else to take place (including passive contemplation of the expanse). As others have said, the current placing seems completely random and pointless.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby gunter » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:13 pm

johnglas wrote: .. as others have said, the current placing seems completely random and pointless.


Not all others!
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby hutton » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:36 pm

johnglas wrote:Why not put it in Grand Canal Harbour?


Best idea so far :)
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby mud hut! » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:59 pm

I know the DDDA want a futuristic feel to the docklands.I just can't see it,or put my finger on it!
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby kinsella » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:28 pm

Top marks mud hut! :D
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby gunter » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:36 pm

related to jabba da hut?
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby poukai » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:17 am

Muahahaha :D if only!
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Shove » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:59 pm

I think it looks great, we have the men in Crosby another great piece of work by Mr Gormley and believe me the volume of people who flock to the beach in all weathers to take quirky pictures of the statues has totally changed the area...

Perhaps this is what DC are hoping for with the selected loaction for the piece of art, I would travel to Dublin to come and see and photograph this Huge piece of artwork.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Shove » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:57 pm

Check out the New BIG ART in St Helens, Merseyside...

20mtr high Child dreaming...not completed for another 4 weeks yet there must have been at least 100 people there today...this has to be good for the area..
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby poukai » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:50 am

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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Contraband » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:48 pm

/\ Wow!
Is this project still going ahead? Last I heard it was cancelled, then revised and is going ahead again.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Yixian » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:34 pm

This shizz still going ahead?

The idea is a goodun but the proposal just looks like litter in the Liffey.
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby jdivision » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:14 pm

Yixian, seriously you need to read the papers. THe DDDA is broke, it has no money, it needs finance from the Govt. Therefore this is gone bye bye, it's something for the long-term
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Re: Giant sculpture to be located in Liffey

Postby Yixian » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:32 pm

Somehow I doubt financial realism is going to prevent Crosby and co from decorating Point Village and Spencer Dock with gimmick after gimmick in order to drag people up there by the time they're ready to open to the public - Harry's wheel, this Liffey man, whatever.
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