21 Jul, 2009

Day 16 on the fourth plinth

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Who’s participating in Antony Gormley’s One and Other in Trafalgar Square today? Here’s our 24-hour guide

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Sal, an aspiring artist from the north-west. She said: “So, I would like to use my time on the plinth to generate some inspiration, to take time to look around, take it all in. I would like to bring along my camera to catch some of the sights, the lights and angles, practice with time exposure and try and capture London at night.”

Natalie from the east Midlands. She said: “I will be releasing books into the wild, dropping them from the plinth for people to find in Trafalgar Square.”

Beardy, a telecommunications worker from Suffolk.

Peter from Scotland. He said: “I will bring to life the Traverse’s festival figurehead, and armed with a Traverse placard will attempt in one hour to recite the titles of all the plays produced by the Traverse during its illustrious 46-year history.”

Lisa from eastern England. She said: “My idea is to use light to present a site-specific narrative exploring themes of time and absence.”

Jon from the south-east. He said: “I will be giving away free books of my cartoon series. I will also be talking about a lot of different subjects. For example, that through meditation I have come to realise that the senses are interconnected. That you can hear smells, you can see sounds and, most importantly, you can taste emotions. And everybody has experienced this one way or another.”

Glamgirl from Yorkshire. She said: “I haven’t yet decided what to do for my time slot: I am a knitter and a spinner so possibly that but who knows? Isn’t that the beauty of this project?”

Diana from the West Midlands. She said: “I am a committed Christian and will spend the hour praying (I think, aloud) for the many needs of this country and the world. Giving praise to God and reading the Bible. I may play some background reflective music. Christianity is very much a part of this country and of it’s history.”

Emma, support worker, from Manchester. She said: “I want to make the most of my hour on the plinth and aim to do something that reflects my personality as much as possible.”

Rachel from the east Midlands. She said: “It will allow me to do my favourite pastime of watching the world go by on grand scale.”

Will from the south-east. He said: “I have not yet made up my mind about how I will fill the plinth and the hour. I may not even do so until I arrive there and know my mood and get a feel for the moment.”

Rebecca from the south-east. She said: “I am using this fantastic opportunity to publicise some of the work that Amnesty International does around the world, hopefully encouraging others to consider the importance of justice, fairness, freedom and truth in our modern, global society.”

Jam from London. She said: “I like history, acting, and righting wrongs. What better way to do all three than to tell the story of Trafalgar Square as King William IV, the man originally destined for the plinth?”

Matty, an optician from the north-east. He said: “As yet have no clue what I will do for my hour.”

Billingtonart from the south-west. He said: “As of yet, I am undecided about what to do with my hour – I may just take the time to contemplate the meaning of life whilst taking in the sights from a truly monumental point of view. But as the time to step up to the fourth plinth approaches I will be tempted to do something slightly more significant or unforgettable.”


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Paula-Marie from the north-west. She said: “I haven’t 100% made up my mind what I will do for the hour, but I am sure some of the time will be reflection and watching the people watching me!”

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Mags from Scotland. She said: “I am not sure what I want to do with my time on the plinth yet, it won’t be anything too outlandish, but I do want it to be meaningful, to me, to my family, to my friends. So, I will be doing something to publicise the work of the Anthony Nolan Trust, a cause that is very close to my heart – and a great charity.”

Al, community media worker, from Yorkshire. He said: “I will broadcast a live radio show from the fourth plinth for my local community radio station, Sheffield Live! 93.2FM.”

Max, theatre worker from the south-west. He said: “For my hour on the plinth I didn’t want to just stand there as myself, I wanted to act as a sculpture of sorts, something theatrical, as something that I think should be up on a plinth in the middle of London, a sort of living statue.”


from the west Midlands. He said: “I’m doing a sponsored row in aid of Macmillan cancer support, in the name of my father-in-law, Geoff, who died of cancer.”

Nora from Scotland. She said: “I am going to spend my time on the plinth celebrating them and the whole ethos of educating children together in a society that is still deeply divided, (in spite of the hard work of the current peace process).”

Longy, a student from Scotland. She said: “I haven’t quite decided what to do yet for my hour on the plinth … but I will! I can’t wait to be a part of history.”

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