Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Ooh, isn't it big!

There is a saying; 'empty vessels make the most noise'. The principle translates into installation art thus: 'if you ain't got nothing to say, make it big!'

Hence we have the unveiling of what Boris Johnson has dubbed the 'Hubble Bubble', a huge scupture for the 2012 London Olympics, which is apparently being backed by Lakshmi Mittal (and you can bet the steel for the structure won't be made in Britain). Not long ago they were talking about installing a massive horse down in Kent. Why? Dunno, but it'll be really big! And then there's Damien Hirst's 'Virgin Mother' monstrosity - oh clever, how you ticked all the boxes there, Damien.

Bollocks to the 'Hubble Bubble'. If you want a symbol, plant a fucking tree.

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