Archives for September 2005

Mark McGowan’s Next Target: Pollution

Artist Mark McGowan is at it again. He’s known for:

– Rolling a peanut from London’s Goldsmiths College to 10 Downing Street using only his nose to protest student debt.
– Strapping a 27lb turkey to his head and walking backwards for eleven miles while yelling at overweight people (to highlight obesity).
– In a protest against people who take pebbles home from the beach, he planned to do cartwheels from Brighton to London (57 miles) with two 12 lb. rocks tied to his ankles. McGowan collapsed after 4 days.
– Leaving a water tap running for one year to bring attention to how much water people waste. The project was abandoned after he was threatened by legal action.

McGowan now plans to leave a car running for a year to highlight air pollution! As you can imagine, environmentalists and city officials are lining up to voice their opposition.

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Art a GoGo Podcast #13 – Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford University Campus

Show Notes:
– Listen to the MP3 of podcast #13

– Link to the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts
– Lucky #13?? Apologies in advance as the sound quality of the second half of the podcast is a little sketchy. We were dealing with a lot of wind and the recording settings were off a bit. Hey, one of the great features of podcasting is the FF button!
– We talk about the aftermath of Katrina and how you can help. Charity Navigator is an excellent resource.
Art a GoGo Story about the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts from 2000
– Andy Goldsworthy’s Stone River
Rodin Sculpture Garden
Female Mummy. Thebes, Egypt, 21st Dynasty, 1070 – 945 B.C.E.
– Duane Hanson’s Slab Man
– Richard Serra. Call Me Ishmael. 1986. Cor-Ten steel. No longer on-site at Stanford, but here’s a picture from 2000
Granite Circle by Richard Long
– artist Mark Di Suvero
– Remembering the victims of September 11th and the families affected…

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– Intro song “Open Your Mouth” courtesy of Secret Dakota Ring