Monday, June 18, 2012

Stoned at Fairlop Waters

Eagle eyed Elle spotted this (pictured) at Fairlop Waters on Saturday and posted it up on Facebook on Sunday musing on what it could be – A stone Gherkin? A Dinosuar Egg? Something to do with the Olympics? Or the Torch running through the site?

picture courtesy Elle Hull
It is, of course, award winning artist Mira Calix’s reactive musical sculpture “Nothing is set in Stone” – which will be with us from 21st June to 9th September. “This interactive sculptural song invites the public to contemplate the modulations within nature and the ephemeral quality of music.”

Here’s the website, and here is the obligatory 1,000 words (well, 885 to be precise) that seem to accompany any art work these days.

I wonder what has happened to the Egg Whisk? It’s nearly two years now ….

12 comments:

  1. I don't know about Eagle Eye. It was difficult to miss the bulldozer putting it place! ;)

    Thanks for filling me in on what it is because I sure did think it was meant to be a replica Gherkin. I'll have to swing through again tonight to see if they finished it off today.

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  2. Sculpture? Please do not abuse the English language - it's just a wierdly arranged pile of old stones.

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    1. Morris,... spelling!
      ( I suppose after that, I should put my neck on the guillotine!)

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    2. Sorry, Anne - cannot see your point.

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    3. That's weird. see

      http://homeschooling.about.com/od/langspell/qt/spellweird.htm

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    4. Thanks B21 - and apols to Anne. A word I rarely use - and followed the "i before e" rule.

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    5. Due to the immense and valuable variety of the origins of this beautiful and exquisite language(English, of course), every single word is a precious gem to be appreciated. It's far more complicated to learn the 'rules'of spelling and pronunciation than to learn every single word and appreciate it.
      Try and say that to the Education Authorities!

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  3. Hi, Ed

    Haven't you received your invitation to the private unveiling? Tut, tut. Contact the ... er ... artist.

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    1. Yes I have. You're welcome to tag along ...

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  4. bit worried about those stones falling off one by one so wont be going to see it........

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    1. ... but you could go to hear it - it is an audio piece, it sings nature's sounds to you...

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  5. I know they are some lovely loose stones around the iconic library building in Barkingside High Street. These are doomed to go at some point to be replaced by rubbish absorbing bushes. If these stones have not been used as part of that egg-shape pile at Fairlop Waters, it's a recycling opportunity totally wasted.

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