She had released the 8,000 environmentally friendly plastic birds at Fulsam Rock in Margate, Kent, after being commissioned by the Tate Gallery as part of its Turbine Generation Project.
However, officials at Thanet Council couldn't see their artistic value and ordered her to pick them up before they were washed away with the tide.Oh dear… *stifles giggles*
Bystander Simon Dorman, 41, said: 'The artist and her pals had to clamber about, picking all 8,000 ducks out of the sea, which took a little bit of time.'Bawahahahahaha!
Mind you, she really should have expected it:
Originally there were plans to release the ducks on the Thames from the South Bank near to the Tate Modern. But those plans were abandoned over safety and pollution fears.So they just took themselves out of London to go and dump these things on some ghastly provincial coastal town, because, dahling, these country yokels won’t care…
What is this art exhibition about, anyway?
Miss Felgate's work, entitled Nature Nurture, was inspired by the story of a shipment of 28,000 ducks being lost in the Pacific Ocean in 1992 and was for an exhibition at the Tate next month.That's art, now? Recreating an accident?
That's art, now? Recreating an accident?
Well, after the rubbish that the likes of Tracey Emin have been getting away with for years - yes ..
I don't get it either .. maybe I,m just not with it in these modern times.
How dim can this woman possibly be. Chucking 8,000 pieces of resin in to the sea isn't 'evironmentally friendly' even if the resin starts out as a water-based one. It sets. The whole point of it is to produce a hard, long-lived chunk of material which can be moulded, cut, painted etc.
To Hell with Dozy Bints.
Tate Modern oh dear, isn't that funded by the tax payer, which means that we have just paid for her to make 8,000 bio-degradeable resin ducks. Which she will proceed to give away, why didn't she just sign on like every other ex-art school muppet and save us some money.
Even better study something useful, get a job and contribute to society.
Commissioned as part of the Tate Galleries Turbine Project...
Well all she had to do was toss them in the air in a stiff breeze in front of a Wind farm and watch them get shredded. Now that would have been Art!
Oh wait, it's not that sort of Turbine...
Silly me, just like Arts labs and Workshops have nothing to do with test tubes and chisels, or paint brushes for that matter.
Waste not want not, I'm off to the Tate for my free jesmonite duck when they are "handed out to the public next month".
"I don't get it either .. maybe I,m just not with it in these modern times."
There's a lot of us, don't despair!
"The whole point of it is to produce a hard, long-lived chunk of material which can be moulded, cut, painted etc."
Perhaps they are made of the same stuff as those flimsy, bio-degradable refuse sacks?
"Well all she had to do was toss them in the air in a stiff breeze in front of a Wind farm and watch them get shredded. Now that would have been Art!"
I'd have watched that!
Well Jesmonite is environmentally friendly to make, but it's actually very durable and hard. So it's not really bio-degradable. But neither is it polluting.
As for H&S, what's the danger? Animals eating them? Ships hitting them. Swimmers banging their head against them. H&S is just being used as an excuse for some petty officials to exercise their power.
Personally I think it a pile of dog's doo dah, but so long as no public money was spent on it, I have no problem if someone wants to do such an artistic installation. They're basically the equivalent of those standing statues in Liverpool (or somewhere in the North West).
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