It’s Minecraft, but is it art?

Here are two works of art that I have installed in the St Loyes Minecraft world. What others would you like to see? Maybe Anthony Gormley’s “Angel of the North” on a high point in Ludwell Valley Park? Or “A Line Made by Walking” by Richard Long? Or you could make your own.

The Tate’s purchase in 1972 of “Equivalent VIII” by Carl Andre triggered one of the most famous public debates in Britain about contemporary art. You may also know “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, and his description of the Vogon Constructor Fleet: “The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.” It seemed like a fun idea to combine the two above Middlemoor roundabout!

Carl Andre / H2G2 crossover

Minecraft lends itself to reproducing more geometric art, like that of Piet Mondrian. It’s just slightly unfortunate that the Tesco car park isn’t aligned exactly N-S and E-W but on a diagonal!