The Making Of Ephemicropolis

Submitted by: Kadinsky 5 years ago

The Making of Ephemicropolis from Peter Root on Vimeo.


Artist Peter Root spent over 40 hours stacking staples in the form of a city for a recent art installation.
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Male 670
rubbish. It doesn`t look like any city I`ve seen - it just looks like a load of staples
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Male 512
I don`t know art, but I know waste of time when I see it.
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Female 1,427
Why did I watch this?
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Male 14,773
@mykunter no doubt there was an EU grant for that.

That `city` doesn`t follow any of the patterns of a real city. It`s bogus.
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Female 173
no wonder I can never find staples when I need them.
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Male 234
I`ve had to do similar things for architecture projects.
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Female 8
OCD
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Female 3,598
dumb.
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Male 2,436
The whole time I kept wondering, "Did he get paid to do this?"
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Male 2,344
Holy drating unreasonable poo.
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Female 1,623
@Oldfrt Agreed, also there should be a bunch of hipsters around that had a deep, thoughtful look on their face although none of them could undestand sh*t. Now THAT`s what I call art!
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Male 25,416
Thats a good concept, but only worth the staples used to create it!
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Male 217
Anyone else skip straight to the end after 30 seconds?
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Female 4,039
That looks like a cry for help to me.

@Oldfart - that comment was f`ing hilarious.
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Male 37,888

@ Bremir - thanks for stopping by and brightening our day with your sunny disposition.
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Male 749
I agree with Madest, that is not art. I would be ART if, after laying the staples down, a sad looking girl stood in the middle of it, recited bad poetry about teen angst, then peed on a picture of Vladimir Putin. That would be a meaningful statement and worthy of grant money from the NEA.
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Male 392
"Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you`re bored. Updated every day, so visit often."

Regardless of that message plastered across the top of this site, it`s still packed full of crap and boring content.
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Male 252
Meeeeeh
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Male 575
I`m glad to see that IAB is made up of art critics (apparently).
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Male 174
He just wasted 40 hours and I wasted 3 minutes watching
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Male 567
Brought to you by "Staples"?
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Male 208
More like amphetaminecropolis
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Male 10,440
One does not need an arts degree to do art.

This mess of staples doesn`t look like a city. No city on earth, not even LA, is made entirely out of downtown cores. What`s with that huge wall he makes near the beginning?

For every square kilometer of downtown skyscrapers there are dozzens even hundreds of square kilometers of low-rise commercial and residential structiues: stores, housing etc. and hundreds more square kilometers of farmland.

Where are the factories? Where are the roads?

I liked the fantasy map drawer from before. At least his thing made sense.
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Female 2,764
where do people get so many staples/post-its/office supplies anyway... thats gotta be a lot of money
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Female 2,674
It kind of creeped me out... It sort of reminded me of that gloomy city from Inception.

Anyone?? Just me? Okay.
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Male 2,700
I watched the video and half expected people to like this as I got to the comments. I am really glad im not the only one that thought this was a complete waste of time. The dude pretty much lays them down randomly except for the city walls..... I could shake a box of staples and pour it out and achive the same effect in less time.
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Male 2,440
F^ck. This video reminds me that there`s no SimCity 5. Now I`m sad.
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Male 37,888

I`m sure his dad thinks the money he spent on that art degree was well spent.
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Male 633
Now, all I need is a R/C Gozirrah.
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Male 809
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH WOW! he can stack staples... What a complete waste of time.
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Male 7,378
That`s not art.
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Male 2,033
"Art"
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Male 3,057
Fascinating. I don`t even pretend to have that level of patience.
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Male 575
Link: The Making Of Ephemicropolis [Rate Link] - Artist Peter Root spent over 40 hours stacking staples in the form of a city for a recent art installation.
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