Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Magic of Law Enforcement.

I've been reading about the above Stephen Sagmeister installation of 250,000 eurocents (spelling out Obsessions make my life worse and my work better) as part of Droog Design's Urban Play project. It took a bunch of volunteers a couple days to put together. The idea was:
After the piece is completely set up we will leave it alone, on the street. We expect the piece to slowly dissolve as people take coins, play with them, alter the design. All coins have been painted on the back with a bright blue permanent color.'
Less than 20 hours after they were finished, this happened.

Someone called the police because a person was taking some of the coins (which was expected). The police came and swept it up. The most curious thing about all of this: Where did they get those brooms, Hogwarts?