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Sam Archer
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Add a Useless Rope by Sam Archer

July 13th, 2011 12:32 PM / Location: 37.768670,-122.4672

INSTRUCTIONS: I seldom find in my adventures that a rope has been positioned in a way which fascinates me without being helpful, such as perhaps turning a piece of public art and a tree into the supports for a giant spiderweb.

Install a useless rope or string.

I couldn't get the idea of a useless man-made spiderweb out of my head, and went for a very literal interpretation. I picked a spot in Golden Gate Park just slightly off a path, so that most passersby will never see it, but someone more adventurous might have fun stumbling across it.

Useless string!

For such a small and simple web, it took a long time. I have new respect for spiders.

Update, a year later:

Every now and then when I'm in the park I go check to see if the web is still there. It's survived surprisingly well!

One year later!

- smaller

Useless string!

Useless string!

One year later!

One year later!

Mostly still intact, if a bit ragged.

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5 comment(s)

(no subject) +1
posted by Idøntity matrix on July 13th, 2011 12:37 PM

Very clever. Yes, the spider is indeed the master.

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posted by Lincøln on July 13th, 2011 7:37 PM

That spider web reminds me a little of the giant spider web we attempted to install during our Longest String. Cool.

(no subject) +2
posted by Kate Saturday on July 13th, 2011 10:05 PM

nice. i kind of want it to be giant and covered with melty gummi bears so small children will get caught in it, but then it would hardly be useless.

(no subject) +3
posted by Bryce on July 14th, 2011 12:37 AM

Best thing you've done so far. Good going.

Update! +2
posted by Sam Archer on July 12th, 2012 1:18 PM

It's still there one year later! Added a photo.