Turning The Place Over


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In 2007, British artist Richard Wilson created one of the most amazing public art ever, using a building in the Liverpool city center:

The most daring piece of public art ever commissioned in the UK, Turning the Place Over is artist Richard Wilson’s most radical intervention into architecture to date, turning a building in Liverpool’s city centre literally inside out. [...]

Turning the Place Over consists of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the facade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.


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What is the use? What have we learned about the world? About man-kind? Who has this helped? Am I now more creative? More understanding? Will this save lives? Create food or energy? Of course not. Was this a valuable use of resources? No way. This is a novel piece of rudimentary engineering of one man's attempt to convey his worthless concepts. FAIL.
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Didn't exactly turn the building inside out.

Cute idea, but stupid. I wouldn't exactly call it the most amazing public art piece ever.
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By doing something different, a person begins do something better. Resources aren't wasted here; they are being tested. It is a public experiment and good one at that.

But I see where you two are coming from. Being cynical suits lazy people; it requires less resources and energy.
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