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Old 04-06-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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4/6/2004: Chair mounted to wall



Welcome to the Bordeaux Book Fair, and a little display called ""X-Times People Chair" by German artist Angie Hiesl. In other words, the woman is sitting there intentionally. Not sure how long she sat there, or if she's still sitting there today, or how this promotes books in any way.

Actually Ms. Hiesl's installation is not only for this fair but is a traveling work, and this woman WAS at one point reading...
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:19 PM   #2
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I bet there's a giant magnet on the other side of that wall.
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:35 PM   #3
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I'd want a seat belt.

Does anyone else have this response to heights? I love the feeling but it is scary too because I always have this fleeting image of me spreading my arms and launching myself into space.

No, I've never done it.
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:16 PM   #4
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There's got to be a joke about the French in here somewhere.
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:47 PM   #5
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Weren't the French the ones with the glass public toilets? Or was that England?


EDIT: Never mind, it looks like it was the English. So much for the joke I had forming
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:02 PM   #6
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She has more faith than I would have.

I'd trust my life to a carpenter or an engineer before I'd trust my life to an artist.
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:05 PM   #7
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I always have this fleeting image of me spreading my arms and launching myself into space.
Yeah, me too. I don't like heights too much. My imagination takes over. I like to think it's a sign of intelligence.
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:34 PM   #8
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She has more faith than I would have.

I'd trust my life to a carpenter or an engineer before I'd trust my life to an artist.
Artists didn't cause this.
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:13 PM   #9
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Well, I'm sure someone blamed the dancers.

Anyhoo, regarding IOD, I like the way her gaze is repeated in the window carving.
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:20 PM   #10
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Artists didn't cause this.
No, and carpenters/engineers didn't cause this.
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:47 PM   #11
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Nor were there engineers who caused this ...

(although, I'm sure it was quite a feat of enginnering to accomplish)..
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Old 04-06-2004, 05:08 PM   #12
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At least she's not off the wall.
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Old 04-06-2004, 05:21 PM   #13
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The coolest thing about the Maplethorpe trial...Barrie was acquited of obsentity charges by a Cincinatti(!) jury that found artistic merit in the sexual images. Oh and no one was crushed to death, just caught an eyeful of penis skin that the models were proud of.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:07 PM   #14
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At least she's not off the wall.
5601 posts and groaners like this one are rare.

still...it IS a groaner.
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Old 04-06-2004, 10:36 PM   #15
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You got something against puns?
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