Saturday, July 11, 2009

Un elephant dans la ville


This is a work of 'public art' installed in front of the Science Museum. It vaguely resembles an elephant and it spurts out a huge jet of water when you send it a text message.


DSCF7426


It's part of the An elephant in the city initiative and can be viewed live on its webcam. Of course, it is linked to the UN Millennium Development Goals; these days art has to have social meaning and humanitarian purpose, that's probably why it's so bad... I mean, it's a tank and a hose!


DSCF7418

5 comments:

Tess said...

Beautiful shots. The first one is cute and very interesting. The building is really nice.

brattcat said...

Interesting shots with even more interesting commentary. I feel so old. You text this thing to make it spout water? Well if I'm not an elephant's aunt.

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow! how cool is that? I love outdoor art pieces.

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Olá amigo! O teu espaço é muito bonito e tem belas fotos, porém se colocares um tradutor ficará melhor.

Abraços,

Furtado.

Hilda said...

You are kidding about it being art, aren't you?

Love your shot of the building though!