Monday, May 31, 2010

Screen goddess

We are now in Berlin and strangely closer to Edvard Erichsen’s Little Mermaid sculpture (that’s the one with the famous ballerina’s head, the sculptor’s wife’s body) than we were in Copenhagen. As you may know, the bronze mermaid has been lifted off its rock and sent off to be exhibited in the Danish pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. This does make you wonder (if only for a nanosecond) how the Ohakune Carrot might look on top of the NZ effort. Anyway, in place of TLM, the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei has erected a large video screen that shows TLM live from Shanghai. Now you can watch visitors to Copenhagen photograph visitors to the Shanghai Expo photographing the Little Mermaid.