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Stupid Artists and Galleries!

Post by bernicarey » Fri May 19, 2017 9:20 am

This made the local BBC News segment during Breakfast this morning....

http://www.nottinghampost.com/fire-crew ... story.html

Why is it 'Art' to make it look as though the building is on fire???
This is even more stupid that Unmade Beds!!

Perhaps if the building really catches fire we can just ignore it...??

How many calls have there been to 999?
Exactly how many is 'numerous'?
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Post by witsd » Fri May 19, 2017 11:44 am

bernicarey wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:20 am
This made the local BBC News segment during Breakfast this morning....

http://www.nottinghampost.com/fire-crew ... story.html

Why is it 'Art' to make it look as though the building is on fire???
This is even more stupid that Unmade Beds!!

Perhaps if the building really catches fire we can just ignore it...??

How many calls have there been to 999?
Exactly how many is 'numerous'?
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Post by Alexis » Fri May 19, 2017 12:31 pm

For goodness sake! :roll:
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Post by Messy » Fri May 19, 2017 4:40 pm

I love it! The work is called My Brain is Smoking - a self-portrait of the artist thinking so hard his head is steaming.

How ironic that the artist and gallery have there heads stuck so far up somewhere the sun doesnt shine, they couldn't foresee the likelihood of 999 calls. Maybe they weren't thinking hard enough?

As funny as it all is, I would not be smiling if I lived locally and had to wait longer for fire service assistance as they are on a false alarm there.

Lets hope common sense prevails and fumes from the smoking head can be kept inside.

I wonder what the gallery are doing for a fire detection system during the event? Presumably a hot works type isolation??? 😯

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Post by bernicarey » Fri May 19, 2017 8:12 pm

I think the smoke effect is entirely on the roof, so even more pointless than having it coming out of the head sculpture... I shall not be bothering to go and see it!

http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/a ... -favaretto
A major new public commission, titled Thinking Head (2017), will comprise clouds of steam slowly rising from the roof of Nottingham Contemporary. On some days these clouds of vapour will be intense; on others, barely visible. Completely uncontrolled by the artist, the steam will move in shifting patterns – forming plumes, wisps, complex shapes. The inspiration for Favaretto’s project is Alighiero Boetti’s final sculpture, from 1993. Sometimes called My Brain is Smoking (1993), this bronze self-portrait is electrically heated; the artist is thinking so hard that his head is steaming. Favaretto has said she wanted to turn a museum into a 'thinking machine'. At Nottingham Contemporary, the intensity of the steam clouds above will correspond to the intensity of the thinking happening inside. On dull days, there will be little steam. At certain moments, it might be billowing. The other half of this work is subterranean and out of sight. Details of this secret project may or may not be revealed in the future.
I'm thinking of submitting an FOI to Notts FRS about it. Number of 999 Calls, estimated cost of checking etc... ;)
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Post by Messy » Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 pm

clapclap brilliant idea Bernicary

You could glue their response onto a coffin and put it in the Tate as an art installtion.

The piece known as 'Dying For Art' demonstrates the frustration of normal Nottinham folk having their lives and properties put at risk by the lack of fire cover just in order to massage some artists massive and defective ego

You - er, we - could make a fortune 😉

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Post by bernicarey » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:39 pm

I made the FOI Request I was considering.

I took a guess at the relative dates, so asked about the number of 999 Calls received by Notts FRS about a suspect fire at the Gallery since 1 April 2017.

The response was "NFRS have received sixteen 999 calls reporting possible fire at the Nottingham Contemporary, of which we attended two."

I guess they learnt the lesson after 2 false shouts and after that they called the Gallery to confirm.
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