On a pedestal

More than 2,400 people will occupy Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth over 100 days as part of a living artwork.

Antony Gormley won the opportunity to showcase ‘The One and the Other’. His work will allow volunteers to stand on the plinth, for one hour at a time.
Gormley said:

“Through elevation onto the plinth and removal from common ground, the body becomes a metaphor, a symbol and allows us to reflect on the diversity, vulnerability and particularity of the individual in contemporary society.”

Jonah Motor, Minister of Culture for Catford, said:

 “That’s the most pretentious bag of crap-speak it’s been my misfortune to hear.  Giving a procession of no-hoper wannabes the chance to pose in Trafalgar Square is about as artistic and meaningful as having your children’s names tattooed across your back!”

“I’ve asked if me and the wife can go on first,” said Mister Beckham of Los Angeles.  “I’ll do some of me keepie-uppies and the missus can try singing.”

“We’ll try and get her the coveted 3am slot,” said a spokesman


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