Friday, February 21, 2014

Sacrilege in the city.....!



This sight may look 'vaguely ' familiar to you but I bet you didn't expect to see it 'pop' up in Perth. I did say vaguely and I did say pop.. literally :) Created by English artist Jeremy Deller the inflatable interactive sculpture Sacrilege is in the Supreme Court Gardens as part of the Perth Festival. This ancient shrine replica of Stonehenge is a 'bouncy castle'.. some might say sacrilege, I say it's all good fun.. the chap below certainly had an excellent time :) If you have a quick look at the installation here in Olympic Park London you'll see that the weather conditions couldn't possibly be more different, it was 37C (maybe more, definitely not less) here yesterday, so hot that the plastic had to be hosed down with cold water between sessions!


We arrived a little early and watched with amusement as the pumps started up.. each part of the 'formation' began to rise slowly, and then boing .. straight up.. funny! There will be no rituals in the moonlight around these nightly deflated rocks :) We were in the city last night to see another Fringe World gig, La belle Epoque.. ooo! la! la! tell you about it tomorrow.. This week has zipped by for me, how about you? Have a good Friday, take care.....


29 comments:

  1. I can see that being pretty popular to come see, particularly with a camera, using these things to frame the city.

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  2. How different and how fun!! I would love to see them!! Looks like another fun day in "la-la land", Grace!! You have certainly started my days recently with a giggle -- the very best way to start any day!! Have a great weekend -- camera in hand, of course!!

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  3. Looks so interesting, an interactive sculpture exhibition!
    Your choice for b&w in those first images are just perfect, and you did a great photo article here!
    I tried some "experience"last week...Marina came home and we visited together a modern art exhibition by the South Korean artist Lee Bul. There was an interactive sculpture with mirrors, like a mirror lined gallery, enabling viewers to pass through. I confess I became really dizzy there! Opssss :)
    hugs
    Léia

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  4. The artist did a pretty fantastic job! What a fun thing to just 'pop' up in your neck of woods (and even though it's not at all tiny, this made me think of that tiny Stonehenge from Spinal Tap:)

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  5. How about that. We have one made of solid foam that is located near Natural Bridge, Va, it look very much like the original and the guy calls it Foamhenge.

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  6. Unexpected ! But it seems to be funny!

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  7. What an astonishing surprise! So glad you were able to get that top shot...the sequence after that is super. Well done, Grace!

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  8. Oh Grace, this looks like great fun! I think I'd be right there with that guy bouncing among the inflatable stones and probably taking a tumble or two knowing me. This is a very creative idea!

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  9. These are great. Your images in black and white work really well.

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  10. Great idea, visited the real thing last year and there is definitely room for both versions in the world!

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  11. I've never seen anything like that before.

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  12. How fun. The first two pictures make it look ancient! I am hoping to visit the real one this summer.

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  13. Now that would be a surprise if it popped up over night in our city.

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  14. Helium Filled Sphinx next!!!!!!!!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  15. I am not sure that I would have guessed "inflatables" but they work!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. A lot quicker and easier to erect than the real thing. I sometimes take some of the children from the school where I work to play on a bouncy castle at the local leisure centre; they love it when we arrive in time to see the thing 'boing' into existence!

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  17. Oh, that looks such fun! Nice shots.

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  18. Interesting bouncing castle! With this heat I can believe that it will melt if they don't hose it down!

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  19. What fun. Nice sequence of shots to tell the story.

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  20. Oh wow, that sure looks like fun, Grace! 28C more than over here, though, ooof!

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  21. Cool...even more interesting to see it going up!

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  22. Lovely BW photos! Its have a great charme...Arianna

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  23. Well...now...that's certainly different!!!

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