U2’s ‘walking man’ artist lights up O’Connell Street

Julian Opie, creator of the ‘walking man’ animation shown on the screens during U2’s last tour, has created a series of sculptures entitled ‘Julian Opie Walking Down O’Connell Street’. It comprises of five animated LED installations placed down O’Connell Street and on Parnell Square outside the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art (better known as ‘Hugh Lane‘), in celebration of the Gallery’s centenary.

Officially, the exhibition will run from January 20th (but were installed last night) and will remain on Dublin’s main street until November 8th.

Bono plays Dr Robert in Beatles-themed film


Bono plays ‘Dr Robert’ in ‘Across The Universe’, a film based on music by The Beatles. It combines live action, animation and puppetry.

Across The Universe‘, directed by Julie Taymor, is the story of a Liverpool doc worker (played by Jim Sturgess), who travels to America to find his long lost father. On his way, he meets an American girl (Evan Rachel Wood) and joins the anti-war movement.

All of the musical film’s main characters are named after Beatles songs. Bono’s character is called Dr Robert. Eddie Izzard and Salma Hayek are also in the film.

The film is set for a UK and Ireland release on September 28.

source: Hot Press