Imagine being outside and looking up and slowly seeing the words written in the sky...LAST CHANCE
With all the things going on lately it would be unnerving.
Here is what some people thought of it:
I was reading last chance above my head, my daughter freaked out and said she wanted to leave the city, she’s still scared of what happened sept 11.
It really pissed me off!
Umm…Yeah not the best idea ever. I am all for art and thought and pushing the envelope, but when all you see is ‘Last Chance” being slowly
written over the New York skyline…I’m just saying…
Now I didn’t run around like Chicken Little, but playing catch with my son in Union Square and seeing that message in the sky did make me think –
is somebody about to do something stupid? Should I get my son inside? Etc. People with actual responsibilities in their lives have to think about
these things – we don’t have the luxury of treating everything as an intellectual exercise.
This was a stunt by Artist Kim Beck wants viewers to take photos of her live skywriting event this weekend and send her the photos (courtesy Kim
Councilman Peter Vallone thought it was stupid:
[Update Below] Though Sunday afternoon's strange skywriting art project confused a lot of people, most of them were over it by Monday morning. But
not all of them! Artist Kim Beck's stunt went and made one dependably angry Councilman, well, angry. Peter Vallone, Jr. (D-Queens)—hater of
graffiti, unsightly security gates, pit bulls, homework and so much more—thought the whole thing was "plain stupid—no pun intended."
And why, oh, why, was Vallone so unimpressed with the slogans ("Last Chance" being the one the freaked people out the most) that Beck had written in
the sky? Because it wasn't art, obvs. "The arts are supposed to generate conversation but not apprehension and fear," Vallone reportedly said
yesterday. And yet here we are,
talking about Beck's project without apprehension or fear. Crazy! gothamist.com...
Could a stunt similar to this but maybe more elaborate cause mass panic? No one seemed to appreciate the art.
So if someone were going to do something, they would hire a skywriter to tell everyone about right before it happened?
Do you think that people feel fear about things like this because thats todays real world, or because they are conditioned to feel fear at anything
that isnt "normal"? In the 1960s, everyone probably would have thought it an advert for Lucky Strikes. In 2011, people are angry and confused and
think it might signal a terrorist attack. What a sad world.
wow wonder who's brain child that was..... lets see wasn't NY hit by two jets! Using scare tatics like that is too much.
.glad I got to see NY before occupy..but i know how you feel and how that crap can ruin a trip...I just got back from DC and the shindig down there
was the same...protesters screaming at people physical violence towards security, and a total block out/ kick out from air and space museum....almost
killed a protester when they said I could go back again tommro. ...considering it was my last day of vacation and my train ticket down was $300+...
.this is far from peaceful protest...its Just getting out of hand on all sides...hunker in Your bunkers folks.... (-:
Id advise anyone who sees letters or words in the sky to stop being so reactive to their reality. If you are freaking out at a couple words in the
sky, youll end up destroying yourself & not get to experience the monumental events coming in time. Thats the game of life. If youre going to be so
sensitive to things, things will plow you through.
This idea was stolen from Saber MSK out of L.A. to protest L.A's current view on graffiti.
”I own the sky!” exclaimed L.A. graf king Saber as his latest project started to unfold at noon today — not on an elusive downtown wall, but
in the skies above City Hall. Saber’s latest artwork is a sky written protest against the public mural moratorium in place per city hall since 2007.
Long story short, the moratorium’s not official. As an artist, you just won’t be issued a permit. Even with permission from a property owner, one
can be arrested and the owner fined and also jailed. In the legal protest, executed by six hired skywriting jets and lasting about 45 minutes, the
first two passes were call-outs to other LA artists and crews — Revok, Tempt, MSK, LTS, Risky, Ayer and Dream were some. Then down to business:
“Art is not a crime. End mural moratorium: twitter at end mural moratorium”
I have a hard time with something like this freaks people out when just living in NYC itself is a total nightmare. The thought of attempting to be
there much less live there is worse to me than any terrorists attack. One place I have never been and don't want to go there.
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