Saturday, October 20, 2007

Watch the crack!

Tate Modern is housing an installation by artist Doris Salcedo called "Shibboleth". The museum's patrons will need to be on the look out and not get swallowed up by the gaping crack in middle of their Turbine Hall.

The Guardian reported that an onlooker said "We saw the first poor victim, a young woman who went into it with both feet up to just below her knees. She had to be dragged out by her friends," "Unbelievably, as we watched to see whether she was OK, an older woman deliberately stepped on it (she later told us, amazingly, that she thought the crack was painted on the floor) lurched forward and landed on the ground. She had a sore wrist to show for it."

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