A Giant Eyeball at the Fourth Plinth - Now Finished
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"syzygy: "Every 15 minutes someone in the UK starts to lose their sight" It worries me a bit that I had to stare quite hard to read that."
Update 10/9/09 1915pm
As 'scooped' by Now Public yesterday that there was to be a giant eyeball at 7pm - 8pm on the plinth today. And there IS! They should have some fun talking about it in the office tomorrow..
On Thursday 10 September from 7-8pm Action for Blind's PR Manager Debbie is one of the chosen few who will be appearing on the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square in London.
According to an 'insider source' she is going to turn up with a massive paper mache eyeball.
The BBC weather forecast is expected to be 'dry'.
Action for Blind is a charity that helps visually impaired people with practical help.They also provide advice and support to friends, family or employer.
"Every 15 minutes someone in the UK begins to lose their sight. We'll be carrying out various activities in Trafalgar Square throughout the time Debbie is on the Plinth to make people aware of this shocking statistic. This will include interactive games with the Plinther while you wear sim specs, so you can gain an impression of how difficult life can be with some common eye conditions."
"This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley invites you to help create an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals. They will become an image of themselves, and a representation of the whole of humanity.
Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break, a different person will make the Plinth their own. If you're selected, you can use your time on the plinth as you like. One & Other is open to anyone and everyone from any corner of the UK.