Saturday, May 12, 2007

Is Digging a Coney Island Hole Art or Development?

Here's an interesting one: A "four-man artist collective hailing from Austria" has been digging and refilling a big hole on the beach in Coney Island since May 7. They call it a "durational performance piece." We'll let them explain:
We will dig a hole in the sand, seven hours of digging, and in the evening close it again and hop on top of the sand of the closed hole to make the ground sound again. Tired and without arms, we will take the train back to Manhattan, to get some rest for the next day. The next day, we will take the train again to Coney Island and dig a hole and then close it again.
The group is called Geletin. You can read more about it here. Anyone that has seen this baby, do let us know.

Chris Curen, who brought this to our attention jokes: "Don't these people know that digging holes in Coney Island isn't art, it's development?"



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