Thursday, 22 April 2010

Mene Mene

Sat with my friend Amylee having a beer in the sun and she says " Rhi, am i being stupid or does that sign say go throw yourself in the sea?"
"What are you even talking about??"
Upon turning around, i do see that this is the case. We laughed a lot but then left it there.
It was only a few days later that Amylee found out that this sign is part of an art project in Leeds. Pippa Hale, David Hawkins and Stuart Tarbuck are the artists.

"Mene Mene locates 13 texts in various formats around Leeds city centre such as CELEBRATE WITH ME, MEN FAINTING WITH FEAR and GO THROW YOURSELF INTO THE SEA. The statements are drawn from New Testament texts and filtered throughout the city in a variety of formats from high profile banners and adverts on bus shelters, to more intimate plaques on benches and handwritten signs. Some are affirming and instructive, whilst others are more predictive and challenging. "

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