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August 8   -   ArtsJournal: music

Artist Puts Robot Spider On Cathedral - And Some Catholics Denounce It As 'Demonic'

The animatronic arachnid, called Kumo, was created by French street theater company La Machine and brought to Ottawa for the Canada 150 celebrations. Late last week, it was was installed on the side of the capital's Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica - for a visual juxtaposition with Louise Bourgeois's bronze spider, Maman, just across the street in front of the the National Gallery of Canada. But not all believers thought the sight was cool.


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