Thom Yorke to Create Human Sculpture
Published Nov 22, 2010Thom Yorke has never been one to shy away from unorthodox projects. From this month's silent single to the once ground-breaking concept of making In Rainbows a pay-what-you-want venture, the Radiohead singer has often thought outside the box. With that in mind, Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood are looking to find 2,000 people who want to lie down and make a human sculpture of 11th century royal figure King Cnut in a field in Brighton, England.
Yorke and Donwood have teamed up with climate campaign organization 350 Earth to put together a living art piece that can be seen from space. 350 Earth has been organizing similar events worldwide that are scheduled to run until November 28.
There has been an open call to participate in the event, which will take place in Brighton this Saturday (November 27). A post on Radiohead's website explains that they are searching for "2,000 people who want to be part of human King Cnut-type image facing the sea that is visible from space as part of the Earth350."
If you are one of the lucky people selected for the project, there are a few rules to follow. An events listing on 350 Earth's website insists participants wear "all black since your body will literally be the 'paint' that makes this drawing" and "also be sure to dress warmly, bring rain gear (just in case) and water."
You can check out other massive human sculpture experiments here.