Infrequent comments on maths and theoretical physics as seen from the point of view of a lecturer on a finite contract.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
When Art is Not Art
Via the BBC, Empty plinth sidelines sculpture a very funny, non-physics story about a sculptor who packaged his work together with a plinth for it to stand upon in a gallery. The Royal Academy of Arts decided that they had received two separate entries into the competition to be exhibited and a panel of judges decided that the plinth was the better work of art and put it on display. Hilarious.
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It is...wearing blood-spattered marigolds while it cradles the limp carcass of its former incarnation...rocking gently on its feet...and humming...tunelessly.