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 or all three, Superlambanana is a sculpture in Liverpool bringing together many different elements, it is also a precautionary tale agains the perils of genetic engineering.

When it was first unveiled, Superlambanana raised a few eyebrows and even attracted a number of critics but it has now been taken to the hearts of scousers everywhere as a symbol for this years Capital of Culture.

It  weighs more than seven tons, was built in the derelict former Bryant & May match factory for the Artranspennine '98 Festival. Designed by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo, who has studios in New York and Tokyo, the £35,000 concrete sculpture was meant to highlight the "positive and negative aspects of genetic engineering".

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral


 or all three, Superlambanana is a sculpture in Liverpool bringing together many different elements, it is also a precautionary tale agains the perils of genetic engineering.

When it was first unveiled, Superlambanana raised a few eyebrows and even attracted a number of critics but it has now been taken to the hearts of scousers everywhere as a symbol for this years Capital of Culture.

It  weighs more than seven tons, was built in the derelict former Bryant & May match factory for the Artranspennine '98 Festival. Designed by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo, who has studios in New York and Tokyo, the £35,000 concrete sculpture was meant to highlight the "positive and negative aspects of genetic engineering".

comments (3)

I want one for the back garden!
Les Auld: So do I Ian, thanks for the comment.
This looks huge Les, thanks for explaining what it is actually about.
Les Auld: I certainly wouldn't want to meet one on a dark night Brian, thanks for the comment.
You have to laugh!
Les Auld: And often do, thanks Bill.

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