What would happen if tomorrow we all woke up and found giants frolicking around our city? What would they do? Where would they go? Some of today's modern artists and advertisers have already figured out those answers. Here, they've created some super-sized art installations and advertisements that'll give us an idea of what might transpire.
They'd Bathe In Our Lakes With Giant Rubber Duckies
Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duckie was made for the "Loire Estuary 2007," an outdoor, contemporary-art exhibition that took place in France back in 2007. The exhibition featured the works of 30 artists from around the world, all of which were installed along a 40-mile stretch at the mouth of the Loire River, from Saint-Nazaire to Nantes.
They'd Turn Our Streets Into Board Games
In honor of the Candy Land's 60th anniversary, Lombard Street in San Francisco, CA was transformed into the sweetest board game around! Kids from the UC San Francisco Children's Hospital and Friends of the Children pulled from an oversized deck of color-coated cards and then advanced through the squares of purple, red, blue, orange, green and yellow. At the finish line there was a cake shaped like King Kandy’s castle, eco-friendly confetti (ah, San Francisco!) and balloons.
They'd Trash Our Trains
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is funding the building of a monumental sculpture by postmodernist artist Jeff Koons - at a cost of $25 million. Titled Train, the “sculpture” consists of an actual 70-foot long steam locomotive hung from an immense 161-foot construction crane. If the project actually proceeds, it will become, “the most expensive artwork ever commissioned by a museum.”
They'd Amuse Themselves With Koons' Balloon Animals
Jeff Koons (born January 21, 1955) is an American artist known for his giant reproductions of banal objects such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror finish surfaces, often brightly colored. Considered one of the most influential living contemporary artists, Koons makes kitchy...cool.
They'd Try and Trap Us With Their Gum
Chewing gum sculptures in Venice were made by Simone Decker.
They'd Leave Their Empty Bottles All Over the Place
Eduardo Srur created and the dumped 30 gigantic 40-foot-long inflatable plastic PET bottles along Sao Paulo's most polluted river banks for a month to make a point about the need for recycling and the importance of cleaning up the water.
They'd Leave Their Stuffed Animals Everywhere!
A giant inflatable mouse floated on the Rhone river in Lyon, France as part of an artistic happening by architect Jacques Rival, aimed at informing people on the risks of floods.
They'd Capture Sea Monsters and Throw Them in Our Buildings
DeviantArt's FilthyLuker produced this fantastic be-tentacled building installation somewhere in France with collaborator Pedro Estrellas. FilthyLuker's terse description: "Octo-pied Building: a house with tentacular cancer."
They'd Harvest Their Food Anywhere They Wanted
Ad agency, Owen Jones & Partners, lined a city block with six big carrots to draw attention to Gorge Grown Farmers Market in Hood River, Oregon.
They'd Rip Up Our Landscape, Working on Their Resistance Training
London Inc, a reality TV show from The Discovery Channel, commissioned this statue to be built and installed in London for its promotion. It is located near London Bridge and is 46-feet long and 10-feet high. It features a life-like swimmer swimming through the grass. The statue is made out of polystyrene and is hand painted to resemble human flesh.
They'd Make Transformers (or Voltron) With Our Cars!
Swiss/French artist Guillaume Reymond’s created this art installation: A "real life" Transformer robot made using a dozen or so cars and trucks.
They'd Head Over to Japan to Play With Their Badass Robots
Japan recently built a few larger than life robots, one named Gundam and the other Gigantor. Each are about 59 feet high. Gundam was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the highly successful Mobile Suit Gundam franchise.
They'd Play Crossword Puzzles on Our Buildings!
The city of Lvov in Ukraine decided to give tourists an interesting reason to visit: a crossword puzzle on the side of an apartment building that is completed by finding questions at major points of interests all over town. Walking around the city, visitors collected questions at museums, monuments, theaters, fountains and other locations and write down their guesses. During the day, the crossword puzzle is empty, but at night, special lights revealed the answers. Too cool!
They'd Throw Around Our Houses!
In 2006, artist Erwin Wurm had an art exhibit at Austria’s MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst), displaying work that was often architectural in nature such as ‘fat houses’. Outside the building, the theme continued with an installation called ‘House Attack’ – an actual house imbedded in the museum’s roof.
They'd Poop...Anywhere, Everywhere
Entitled ‘Complex Shit’, this pile of poop is a sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy. It is a massive inflatable dog turd which was part of an installation at a modern art museum in Switzerland. Talk about shitty art.
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