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Myra Hindley shown in 2012 olympic montage video

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Dynamicnanny Sun 24-Aug-08 21:24:30

Hardly encourages visitors to England

southeastastra Sun 24-Aug-08 21:26:14

it's art...

FluffyMummy123 Sun 24-Aug-08 21:26:28

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Kitsilano Sun 24-Aug-08 21:27:50

The parents of the children she murdered probably care

ChairmanMiao Sun 24-Aug-08 21:28:04

Oh fantastic.

I hope the opening ceremony will include a dance piece depicting the The Ripper and perhaps a rap to Harold Shipman.

Uriel Sun 24-Aug-08 21:29:25

Perhaps Gary Glitter could sing?

ChairmanMiao Sun 24-Aug-08 21:30:00

Or better, we could toss him into the Olympic flame?

southeastastra Sun 24-Aug-08 21:30:03

yes what was his hit?

Katisha Sun 24-Aug-08 21:30:41

Oh dear the Tristrams really don't think sometimes...

ChairmanMiao Sun 24-Aug-08 21:30:55

I think he'll burn lovely.

That's not the name of his hit.

'Do you wanna be in my gang?'

I believe the recommended answer is 'no.'

squeaver Sun 24-Aug-08 21:31:51

Yes not properly thought through.

BUT made much worse by it becoming a media furore. It was 1 - 2 seconds in a 5 minute film shown at a private party. Noticed by a journalist and prompting a huge over-reaction by everyone else.

Someone fucked up. They should have said sorry. End of story.

southeastastra Sun 24-Aug-08 21:36:31

he was quite a big star at the time

haven't thought of him for ages, that's what happened to him shock[

mrsruffallo Sun 24-Aug-08 21:37:39

Chairman Miaou, you are very funny

ScummyMummy Sun 24-Aug-08 21:44:24

oh dear...

homage to scary british crime as olympic theme

what a great image

Monkeytrousers Sun 24-Aug-08 23:49:12

No, I think this was a bad decision. It is art - for all that pertains to seeing in in context in a gallery - but in a promotional video out of

ShinyPinkShoes Sun 24-Aug-08 23:54:05

An absolute disgrace

scottishmummy Sun 24-Aug-08 23:55:45

dont think it was sinister intent.but poor choice.amazed no one piped up at pre-press viewings

ehmmm lookey its that woman....

beanieb Mon 25-Aug-08 00:00:57

THis was made by the Chinese, right?

scottishmummy Mon 25-Aug-08 00:10:58

uk promo video by VisitLondon.artist is marcus was defaced previously in 1997 in RA London

Monkeytrousers Mon 25-Aug-08 00:23:08

Yes. Not that that was okay. In an art gallery, this kind of work is supposed to provoke.

It really isn't the kind of stuff you want in a UK promotional video though. It's part of out communal shame.

Postmodernism does not make the sufferings of those children into mere 'narratives'. A bit if respect is called for.

susiecutiebananas Mon 25-Aug-08 00:33:56

Of all the art work that could have been used in the 3 minute montage though. it's appalling actually. angry

what I did not realise, which made me feel sick to my stomach though I expect that was the desired effect, was that her image was made up using childrens hand prints? shock

That is surely not 'art', provoking thought, but a 'postmodernist artist' trying to raise his profile through any means, however sickening it is, and however disrespectful to the dead children and their families who still do not rest in peace as no-one knows where they are buried.

Ok so a bit of a rant about the piece in general but if it provokes such a reaction to me, what will it do to a non UK resident to make them think positively about the Olympic games being held here. hmm

chocolatescoffer Mon 25-Aug-08 00:55:06

i have to say thats quite disturbing, surely there are more positive images of british icons they can show

unaccomplishedfattylegalmummy Mon 25-Aug-08 10:47:56

I don't understand what kind of sick motherfucker would make something like that and then call it art. Oh yeah real art except everyone one thinks is a piece of shit because it's so sick. Maybe the artist is also some kind of child murderer and gets there kicks out of this kind of thing. angry

nancy75 Mon 25-Aug-08 10:57:45

the picture used has been around for quite some time and there have been lots of dabates about the rights and wrongs of it. what i find really surprising with this video is that nobody previewed it before the public showing and though, hang on , maybe thats not the best image to use?

heartmummy Mon 25-Aug-08 11:03:14

im in shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! poor parents of thoses lovely children

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