Hooniverse Modern Art Monday – Hey, isn’t this Supposed to be Motorboat Monday?

Welcome to another edition of Motor….errrr Modern Art Monday. Our own LongRoofian sent me this tip about a French Artist who created this fully functional piece of floating artwork. Let’s explore this floating sculpture called Love Love.

I found the article about this creation in Gizmag, and according to their post:

French artist Julien Berthier has designed a fully functional boat to look as if it is sinking. The 6.5m (21ft) yacht was cut in half with a new keel and motor added so it remains in the sinking position while being fully functional. He describes it as “the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object.”

Berthier has taken the boat across the English Channel to London and has toured it around Europe, getting plenty of offers of assistance from unwitting good Samaritans, who would presumably be either very annoyed or rather bemused by the contraption.

See the article in Gizmag, and to explore other work done by this artist, go here.

Love Love from julien berthier on Vimeo.

All images and video courtesy of Julien Berthier.

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  1. SSurfer321 Avatar

    That's not art, that's a waste of a perfectly good scooner.

  2. Alff Avatar

    Berthier deserves a stern reprimand.

    1. EscortsForever Avatar

      there will be repercussions of titanic proportions, that's for sure

  3. CptSevere Avatar

    Now, that's clever. I can just imagine the looks he gets with the thing. Kinda reminds me of the Cadillac Ranch, but it moves.

  4. tonyola Avatar

    Cute, though I wouldn't want to pilot this in anything but the smoothest water.

  5. HycoSpeed Avatar

    <img src="http://24flinching.com/word/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/titanic_sinking1.jpg&quot; width="600">
    Sinking Un-Sinkable Ship has been done.

  6. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    This is like my CRV.
    <img src="http://zedomax.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/burning-car.jpg"&gt;
    It may look like a burning car, but it's actually just a permanent sculpture. You wouldn't believe how many heads it turns.
    Oh how I laugh when people frantically bang on my windows to "rescue me", and when all the fire appliances arrive to "put the fire out"!
    And then I tell them "don't worry, it's just a rolling artwork" , they all fall about laughing, until the next time some fool reports a "car on fire" and then they come out again! They know me quite well now.

    1. coupeZ600 Avatar

      Thanks, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!

    2. marcus Avatar

      I agree! It's like the sculpture I have of me yelling fire in a crowded theater…everyone just loves the hilarity when the firemen arrive and there's no fire, just funny old me!

  7. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    Great conceptual sculpture, but I don't think it will get too much use as a boat.

  8. Carlie Avatar

    I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s imperssing me! 🙂