Fair play to the lad! Love him or hate him, he sat there for 4 hours or more peacefully! Unlike other things he has done that I don't agree with, this is funny!
How's it funny pistol?.
I't might have been funny if he had had something worthwhile to say other than just repeating the same old pointless nonsense. Perhaps he could have conducted the interview in the style of a flamboyant game show host, that may have made me smile.
It would have been funny if he had got a severely over the top hissyfit reaction from the security bloke (who had all the best lines) but he just stayed cool and outshone him by far. Perhaps he could have pulled a cream flan from his baggy trousers and pied his face?.....might have raised a grin?
It may have been funny if he'd been carried off by a team of his mates dressed as camp security guards and dumped on the public pavement in a mock law enforcement scene.
It might have been slightly humorous if he'd dressed as a baby or a squirrel or was naked but for a Damien Hirst diamond encrusted skull covering his tiny genitals. Heck, he should have worn suspenders and a gimp mask and begged him to sit on his lap. I'd have laughed at that.
It might have been funny if he'd painted Damien Hirst is my gay dad on his t-shirt or surrounded himself in colourful poodles in formaldehyde or even just told a funny joke or did something just a tiny bit amusing like develop a personality but he just f**kingsat there with nothing to say and nothing to show. I suspect he went completely unnoticed for the entirety of the other 3 hours and 55 minutes he sat there.
Having seen countless self-important security folks in the past, this guy's the model example of how to handle spanners like the kid in the picture. Reminds me a little of the hotel graffiti stunt, pointless attention seeking.
I really dont see the point in this Cartrain stunt. Ive kept on the outskirts of all Cartrain related threads but have felt compelled to comment on this.
What was his point he was trying to get across? He chose that location for the publicity and 'shock' factor, but I still dont see the point. All I could see was an artist riding the coat tails of an established artist and also riding the wake of his previous stunts.
The security guard was so calm and professional throughout this video it makes Cartrain look stupid. If you have a point to make then make it. Make a spectacle of yourself if you want attention. What was the point of sitting here holding your portfolio? Yes you are getting some attention from us lot, but its pretty much all bad attention. To rely on 'any publicity as good publicity' is thoroughly naive. Are you an artist that wants to make a statement? If so, what is your statement? Are you looking to improve you publicity catchment area to sell prints? If so, this aspect of publicity isn't working in your favour. Im not having a dig, im just totally confused with your approach. It just seems like you are trying to goad the security guard into saying or doing something to use in your favour.
All of your stunts so far have, in my opinion, been childish and copycat like. The whole concept of challenging authority is developed by people day in, day out. This video, if it is about challenging authority, is poor.
Nothing about this video endears me to Cartrain. If anything, it does the opposite.
39 comments on this thread in 5 hours. 14 comments on the upcoming Blek show in 3 days. That is the point. He IS funny, he does get noticed, he does incite very emotive reactions in people.
Cartrain IS ART...long may he live...
"There is only one thing worse than being talked about....and that is not being talked about..."
Indeed people are talking about him but solely in a negative light. The only emotive reaction he has incited from me is anger.
People are talking about him but to what end? Are you saying that by having negative press its just as good as having good press? If Cartrain is solely about having people talk about him, then yes. He is succeeding. If he is looking to make a living from his art, then he is failing.
I understand that negative press is still press, but to what advantage does it lend in the long term?
To be fair everyone is saying what a nice security guard in th vid but to be honest I think the Tate looked more sad than Cartrain as why did they bother sending the head of security to have that daft discussion. Not a Cartrain supporter but he wasn't exactly causing a riot sitting with his portfolio. Think Cartrain sounded daft and so did their head of security.
Yes he is an attention seeker etc but there are worse things to be in life.
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