Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Underwood Street, laneway art

Underwood Street hosts the "Seven Metre Bar", an art installation which is part of the Laneways: By George! Hidden Networks project, which at night doubles as a bar called Grasshopper. Based on the theory that Climate Change will melt the polar ice caps and raise sea levels, Underwood Street at seven metres above sea level would drown. The artist combines the landscape of weather and an architecture of catastrophe with intense weather projections flickering and crashing in the laneway at night.

18 comments:

  1. Not sure about the artistic value of this instalation, Jim. Looks like "throw out" day to moi!

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  2. I have to agree with you Julie. It certainly looks a bit like it's council clean-up day in the city. I can only assume that the light and sound show at night makes it worthwhile.

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  3. What Julie said. Thanks for the link to the map, will see how many I can get to in my lunch break. The ones near Martin Place are doable.

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  4. I would have to agree, it looks like its time for a clean up.

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  5. A very unique post for Watery Wednesday, but quite appropriate. This art installation looks amazingly what Manila's streets looked like when Ketsana's flood waters receded. :( I pray it never happens to you.

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  6. Its entirely a different post of watery Wednesday Jim.

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  7. It looks like council clean up day rather than Art.

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  8. Art is in the eye of the beholder? LOL!

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  9. I think it looks like the after effects of a hurricane. Great shots!

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  10. check it out at night drinks are all time and bar is very melbourne and fun i sat on the car with a jar in hand last wednesday night he he what sydney needs small bars melbourne has millions

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  11. Anonymous, I'll have to check it out at night.

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