Fri 7 May, 2004 06:07 am
An article from the Arts Section of my local paper. Would you spend an hour looking at Beckham sleeping?
Would you call this Art?
What's do you think?
Apparently lots of people think it's great.
"An hour of Becks sleeping"
This is conceptual art, and the 'art' is in the 'concept', not in the reality of such a film.
However, to create this work, it is indeed necessary for the actual film to be fashioned, and viewed (at least once).
Warhol has already done this, with an admittedly less famous 'sleeper'; it was called eight and a half, in a pun on the Frederico Felini 'classic' film.
One can imagine the 'excitement' created by the slightest movement, within the context of something so banal.
How better to define 'complete boredom'!
Quote from the article:
The artist is hardly less in demand than her latest subject. Taylor-Wood is the undisputed social star of the Young British Artists movement
Yes, I remember Warhol's piece, so I guess it's hardly a new concept. I was wondering if the subject made it more interesting for people?
Perhaps it is a sad comment on the 'attention span' of the early 21st. century, that this film is only an hour and 7 min. vs Warhol's eight and a half hours!
Pseudo-porn for horny British housewives.
Porn is in the minds of the beholders!
Are you saying that a horny British housewife wouldn't spend an hour fantasizing about sleeping next to Beckham? It's quite possibly more intimacy then they get from hubby.
Perhaps we should initiate a personal intimacy service;
airfare included of course!
Some how I just dont find Beckham attractive - mind you people *are* crazy abt him !
Who is the one married to Posh Spice, er, seperated from her, er, or what?
Yeah, he is married to Posh spice - prbably why he is sleeping arnd so much
I am rather surprised and impressed that Becks
put himself in this vulnerable position. I wonder
if he had final veto on the videotape and whether
he got any $$$$$$$$.
Maybe it was something to do with appearing in a famous gallery with all those other important people? The artist seems to think that that convinced him.
At least if he's asleep, we don't have to listen to him trying to string a sentence together
Eye Candy would be a good title.
i wanna watch a pretty boy sleep?
if i'm gonna watch someone sleep, please make it someone interesting to look at.
whenever i see pix of this blonde fella, I'm tempted to draw a magic marker moustache on him. kinda liven up his look.
I still say it is brave....There is no way he needed
the $$$ or publicity....
But he sure needs some respectability at this stage, shepaints! It seems he is not Mr Clean & Nice, as he's been sold to his adoring fans. <sigh>
no ...not brave ... that pair just love publiciity! any publicity.
How many conceptual artists does it take to change a lightbulb?
it's the idea that counts