The Fourth Plinth Webcam

Author
Melinda
Post
08.31.2009
 

The Forth Plinth is a rotating public exhibition space in London. After sitting vacant for over 100 years the mayor of London took responsibility over Trafalgar Square in 1999 and created the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group to select leading artists to create site specific work for the unused Plinth.

The current installation is by Antony Gormley famous for his use of the human form in gallery and public art installations.

View of Event Horizon part of Antony Gormley Blind Light at The Hayward. Photo copyright Gautier Deblonde

View of Event Horizon part of Antony Gormley Blind Light at The Hayward. Photo copyright Gautier Deblonde

For Gormley’s Plinth installation he again reverts back to the human form but this time attempts to create a “living monument” in his project One and Other.

Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break, different people will make the Plinth their own. If you’re selected, you can use your time on the plinth as you like – to demonstrate, to perform, or simply to reflect. One & Other is open to anyone and everyone from any corner of the UK. As long as you’re 16 or over and are living, or staying, in the UK, you can apply to be part of this unforgettable artistic experiment. Participants will be picked at random, chosen from the thousands who will enter, to represent the entire population of the UK. The rules are simple: you must stand on the plinth alone, for the whole hour; you can do whatever you want, provided it’s legal; and you can take anything with you that you can carry.

via One & Other

But the best part of this website is the live webcam for those of us who want to experience the fun from afar!

The project will be “on view” until October 14th.