Today "One & Other" — a living monument in Trafalgar Square, London — kicked off. Sculptor Anthony Gormley invited everyday people to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in the square, a location usually reserved for statues of kings and generals. For 24 hours a day, for 100 days straight, different people will stand on the Plinth for an hour each in an image of themselves or as a representation of all of humanity.
The artist said: "this elevation of everyday life to the position formerly occupied by monumental art allows us to reflect on the diversity, vulnerability and particularity of the individual in contemporary society. It could be tragic but it could also be funny."
The first of the participants, who were chosen by random, took turns at the post today. Check out some of the living art!