Planed by Gilbert & George
May 8, 2007 4:15 PM   Subscribe

Planed - a new work by Gilbert & George, available for download until 11:35pm on the 10th of May.
posted by jack_mo (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
See also: the making of Planed (Windows Media Player required), a tour of the duo's five favourite pieces, and an interview.
posted by jack_mo at 4:18 PM on May 8, 2007

We're sorry. The content you requested is available for UK users only.

Any workaround?
posted by speug at 4:33 PM on May 8, 2007


Copped the hi rez "Planed" file but the videos are UK only, drat and double drat.
posted by rdone at 4:34 PM on May 8, 2007

were you watching it on the telly jack ?

I would download it but fear it may corrupt my morals.
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:38 PM on May 8, 2007

Having seen this post after the one about people who need to be glassed, I was thinking of something completely different.

Like that scene in Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky.
posted by rifflesby at 4:45 PM on May 8, 2007

Bugger - I forgot that the BBC block non-UK visitors. I'm guessing that following these instructions on how to use a UK proxy server will get around the restrictions.

sgt.serenity writes 'were you watching it on the telly jack ?'

Yup - I like Gilbert & George as people/performers/whatever much, much more than the work they make (pretty tedious since the late '70s), so always try to catch them on the box.
posted by jack_mo at 4:52 PM on May 8, 2007

Weird, I can download it, but I'm in Philly. Hmmm...
posted by daninnj at 5:43 PM on May 8, 2007

The Crown never actually conceded Philadelphia.
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:43 PM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

Is this some kind of unholy cross of Gilbert & Sullivan and Bob & George? Because now all I can think of is sprites on stage singing silly songs.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:56 PM on May 8, 2007

...and alliteration, apparently.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:58 PM on May 8, 2007

Like David Hockney did with the fax machine about ten years ago, only ten years later and the same.

In the nineties, Hockney continued to experiment with rising technologies. He used a color laser copier in some of his works and reproduced some of his paintings. Hockney was impressed with the vibrancy of color that could be achieved using such devices. He also began sending drawings to friends via fax machines and was thrilled with this new way of communication. Much of the appeal lay in the fact that these newly produced images had no financial value at all. Thus sharing art became a true act of love and appreciation.
posted by WPW at 8:12 PM on May 8, 2007

Like David Hockney did with the fax machine about ten years ago, only ten years later and the same.

Same as in completely different? ;-)

Gilbert & George's aren't selecting who receives the piece, and, whatever it says in his bio, Hockney fax pieces are hugely financially valuable and available to buy, because as well as faxing friends, he faxed entire shows to galleries (starting, I think, with the Sao Paulo Biennale in '89). Not to mention that there's a vast difference between faxing a drawing or painting and making a digital work available for download.
posted by jack_mo at 3:01 PM on May 9, 2007

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