Tuesday02 September 2014

In video: Carbuncle Cup shortlist 2012

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Ahead of announcing the winner of Carbuncle Cup, Ellis Woodman takes his camera around this year’s shortlisted monstrosities…

ArcellorMittal Orbit, London Olympic Park, by Anish Kapoor, Cecil Balmond and Kathryn Findlay









Cutty Sark, London, by Grimshaw Architects









Firepool Lock housing, Taunton, by Andrew Smith Architects









Mann Island, Liverpool, by Broadway Malyan









Shard End Library, Birmingham, by ldp Partnership









Titanic Belfast Museum, Belfast, by Todd Architects and Civic Arts









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  • Can you please tell me what the name of the music played for the Titanic video? The camera work and the music (building aside - I still have to visit) was truly upsetting.

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  • Ellis Woodman

    Music by Stravinsky (Les Noces), camera work on that one by Olly, editing by me. To help you recover, here's the Royal Ballet version with the original Ninjinska choreography which my husband maintains is the greatest work of art of the twentieth century ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi-5mugSiX4

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  • It is a shame you cannot unsee things. From the lazy negligence, to the disillusioned ego it's all there. Great fun but what missed opportunities.

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  • Just as I thought: Piers Gough's horrible abortion at Wembley has quietly disappeared from the list of candidates. And there's another one just the same, going up beside it.

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  • So how was the shortlist whittled down to just these? It would be nice to know that the process is transparent (which at the moment it isn't).

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  • @ Ellis, thanks for the link, have added it to my playlist so look forward to watching it. Keep up the great work. I wonder what the chances are of a double for Belfast? - The Titanic Centre wins the Carbuncle Cup the same year O'Donnell Tuomey finally get the recognition they deserve and get the Stirling Prize for the Lyric Theatre?

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  • Was the award for the building or the music?

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