I debated about posting the link to the exhibit since it would only promote the product and event, but in the end, I decided to provide it.
At the time these were going up, I was pretty outraged. I dragged Molly down there on a really hot day and took these photos, thinking I was going to post a pithy condemnation of Red Bull using our public space to promote their products to the people of Minneapolis.
It was pretty flagrant, in retrospect. They dropped these things right in the middle of the bike lanes and put up signs up asking everyone to be careful.
However, something came up and I never got to that post. Eventually the things came down and I kind of forgot all about it. Until I came across these photos from last summer.
What strikes me this time around was how time blunts ones reaction to things. This Illume exhibit really kind of pissed me off when it got installed, but that sense of indignation was eroded rather quickly by the more mundane, day-to-day issues of modern life. Now that it's been about 5 or 6 months, it's like this never happened. Kind of makes me glad I did not pitch a fit, but also makes me wonder if anything I think is important now will really matter in a year as well.
I kind of like the photos - some local lefty paper asked for permission to use one or two for an article they were going to do on the exhibit. I gave them permission but never followed up to see if they used any of them. The full size versions of these are on the Flickr site.
That's it. Don't take anything too seriously.