Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Installation removed

Art Daily reports that Doris Salcedo's installation at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall is being filled in due to many injuries. The commissioned work was unveiled only 6 months ago. Titled "Salcedo", the work was the first to intervene with the fabric of the building. The piece begins as a hairline crack at the west entrance and gradually widens, running 167 metres long.

The Daily mail recently reported that these incidents:

"One onlooker said: 'We saw the first 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.'

“As we watched to see whether she was okay, an older woman deliberately stepped on it, lurched forward and landed on the ground. She told us she thought the crack was painted on the floor.”

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