Wall lined with 7200 bananas

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25 Responses to “Wall lined with 7200 bananas”

  1. minamisan says:

    one important Thing I Have Learned In My Life So Far: bananas don’t smell so good after a week in the open.

  2. Dustin Driver says:

    The worst part of this art installment isn’t even mentioned: There’s a cage full of hungry monkeys on the other side of the room.

  3. Martini Whore says:

    That is the stupidest shit i’ve seen in a while….on top of the fact it’s a serious waste of food. What a prick.

  4. eosjack says:

    7,200 starving children would have loved the treat of 1 banana each…

  5. Michael Brutsch says:

    It’s a very attractive installation, and I can clearly smell them looking at the pictures. Impressive art.

  6. The Thompson Five says:

    I predict 7200 more comments about hungry people, and what real art is.

  7. Kit10inDublin says:

    It’s not the waste of food or ‘what is art?’ shite that irks me about this it’s the ‘What I’ve learned in my life so far’ title.

    Here’s something you can learn in your life for today, so far – the Irish owned company Fyffes buys the entire banana crop of Belize every year. Ta-daa!

  8. Takuan says:

    yes, we will have no bananas
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/17/RVD1UF89L.DTL&type=books

    now I’ll sing the Doom Song: Doom, doom,doom doomity doom doom doom……

  9. Ian70 says:

    Please tell me someone has set up a camera to record stop-motion of the wall being installed and then slowly decomposing.
    If this has not been done then these people will have wasted a -wonderful- opportunity at an awesome stop-motion project.

  10. Named After Ham says:

    This very much reminds me of an art professor of mine from several years back. For him, the quality of a particular work of art came not from its content but rather from its size.

    A favorite and oft-quoted memory involves his suggestion to one student on how to improve a particular art proposal: “Sure, that’s good, but what if you made it 50 FEET LONG?” (In a heavy Scottish accent, just to complete the scene.)

    But to me, yeah, this just looks like a clossal waste…

  11. MrDandy says:

    RingRingRingRingRingRingRingRing…Bananna Wall!
    (sorry)

    I’m waiting for a pananna-peel floor.

  12. MrDandy says:

    Or maybe just a “bananna” peel floor.

  13. gobo says:

    I’ve seen Stefan Sagmeister speak, and the funny thing about this project is that the individual phrases, when presented as photography in a book, or in a video on his site, fall kinda flat. But presented in person by Stefan, they take on an engaging life as he describes the insane things he does to spell the letters out.

    The most successful is probably HAVING GUTS ALWAYS WORKS OUT FOR ME, where he creates the letters from things like toilet paper strung from trees; the words take form as the camera rotates.

  14. the specialist says:

    “ART IS WHAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH.”
    andy warhol

  15. Neon Tooth says:

    Now if he ate them all (no hands) at the opening, that would be impressive.

  16. Chocolatey Shatner says:

    @Takuan: Awww… I wanted to explode.

  17. Takuan says:

    glad someone has taste in their television viewing

  18. mikewhy says:

    maybe it’s a covert performance art piece involving the coming-into-being of 10,000,000 fruit flies. you know, some kinda Heideggerian schtick.

    or as Groucho said: ‘Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana!’

  19. lupino says:

    I’m not sure who’s influencing who, but Anya Gallaccio has done very similar installations with roses, and chocolate.

  20. smn says:

    At the opening, the ripeness of the bananas varied, with the green ones spelling out one of the “Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far.” The words disappeared when they all ripened; maybe they will reappear when the originally-yellow bananas turn brown.

  21. Takuan says:

    ah, meaning.

  22. David Carroll says:

    @21 Great idea Ian70, I think they may have done it. Go to:
    http://www.deitch.com/projects/project_images.php?slideShowId=354&projId=230

    Staring at image 4 of the slideshow of Stefan Sagmeister’s work are 4 pictures of his banana installation showing various degrees of decomposition. I would hope that there are more time lapse shots from this fixed position.

  23. Not a Doktor says:

    This shit is BANANAS

    B-A-N-A-N-A-S

  24. Cory Doctorow says:

    I can’t hear you — I’ve got a banana on my wall!

  25. pendraphen says:

    What a tremendous waste of food.

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