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Trafalgar Square Plinth for Occupation: Get BSL Up There

One of the plinths in Trafalgar Square is basically up for occupation in the name of art. In other words, someone stands on the plinth for one hour as a 'living statute'. The project describes itself as:

This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley invites you to help create an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals. They will become an image of themselves, and a representation of the whole of humanity.

Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break, a different person will make the Plinth their own. If you're selected, you can use your time on the plinth as you like. One & Other is open to anyone and everyone from any corner of the UK. As long as you're 16 or over and are living or staying in the UK, you can apply to be part of this unforgettable artistic experiment.

You can play your part in making this idea a reality - either by volunteering yourself, by telling others about it, or by experiencing it online or in the square itself.

You can see live footage here, which begs the question how come the BDA or similar is not encouraging deaf people to apply? One hour to advertise BSL. Use BSL. Be political about BSL. Dress up as a hand. I don't know, I'm not an artist.

The number of applicants exceeds places, so the more people who applied - with the aim of promoting BSL - the more collective chance deaf people have.

Well, what are you waiting for .....

One and Other
BBC: Empty plinth volunteers step up
BBC: The view from the Fourth Plinth

Comments (3)

I've just registered for a place, so fingers crossed. Dunno what i'll do, if I by chance get picked - thanks for the heads up.

If anyone gets picked for this, please let us know so we can announce it. :-)

I was going to say, the deaf had better things to do than make an arse of themselves on a plinth in London, competing with a woman that blows up balloons for an hour, but I stand corrected....

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