Friday, March 27, 2009

London G20: Bloody riots as art for the super pink trooper


As London is immersed in G20 tumult next week, with 100,000 demonstrators expected and all police leave cancelled, the artist Ben Moore will manfully vogue through the riots in his pink Star Wars-like trooper suit. Confrontation will serve as aesthetic backdrop to an artistic experience.

A spokesman tells me: "Ben wants to capture images of the pink trooper standing still amid a chaotic and violent environment - like a statue. This piece of work is about armour and uniform - the pink trooper was once white and automical. By becoming pink it has changed sides - gone from the side of the police onto the side of freedom and freedom of expression." I just hope a bodyguard of France's Dior-clad Première Dame, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, doesn't shoot him on sight - what an unfortunate diplomatic mishap that would be.

Ironically, I understand London mayor Boris Johnson is rather fond of Ben's work as one of the artist's subjects. I shall expect to see him at the subsequent G20 Art Wars exhibition. Click here for more details of the pink trooper.

Carla can do pink, too. But whose side's she on?

2 comments:

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

interesting premise...first I heard of this display... Personally, I think he looks more like a huge bubble gum icon...."super trooper", comes to mind...(mama mia!!) I would give anything to see this spectacle..We should use him as the new breast cancer symbol...contributions can be made in his name.!I keep thinking that an abstract background for his present state would contribute to his audience participation. I would love to paint it with a "Pollack-esque" tweak...he looks so stark.. it would create the perfect statement of freedom of expresssion.I would gladly meet you there MA..with Fish.ta ta!
steph!

Madame Arcati said...

An excellent idea Steph, you should write to him c/o of the gallery. Try to catch him before he's shot dead by a Madame Sarkozy Dior killer.