Friday 7 August 2009

Taking the Plinth

1. Do more things that scare me...

It's good to shake things up. To terrify yourself occasionally. To sign up for things that you wouldn't normally do... that people would never EXPECT you to do.

So I have.

I'm going on the Plinth.

Now, if you don't know what's happening on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square this Summer then you're clearly not skiving enough at work. Go here to find out the concept behind the whole thing. And watch a little video of Anthony Gormley. Yep, him what dun created t'Angel of t'North and those people in the sand in Crosby (otherwise known as Another Place). In a nutshell though, it's the creation of a living monument.

An hour of time to do what you want. Say what you want. Show the world what you want (and I don't mean genitalia, although that has been done).

I'll take my place on the Plinth at 7pm on Wednesday 16th September.

What am I going to do? I haven't quite decided. Any suggestions are very welcome. I may just dress as Richard O'Brien, shout 'START THE FANS!' and then just throw gold and silver paper at people.

I'm absolutely terrified.