Friday, July 13, 2012

Ceci n'est pas une demi-pipe

When we posted recently about judder bars being attached to a sculpture to make it skate proof, we were illustrating what we thought was an example of local council overkill. 

Not so. Two OTN readers R and F (thanks) pointed to the artist Raphael Zarka who has worked with skateboarders and their assertive relationship with public sculpture. A skateboarder himself, Zarka suggests that the interest of a sculpture to this group is the "variety of movements that it recommends.” Try telling that to Richard Serra. 

More here and here