We’ve all had embarrassing moments of clumsiness. Humiliating events so cringe-inducing that we remember them for the rest of our lives.
But some people’s clumsiness have much bigger consequences than others.
Like this woman who decided to snap a selfie near $200,000 worth of art.
In the video, you can see the woman losing her balance while trying to snap a photo, which resulted in her stumbling and knocking over a pedestal, which seemingly caused a domino effect. It honestly looks like something straight out of a cartoon.
The mishap occurred at Hypercaine, an exhibit put on by the 14th Factory Art Exhibition, a nonprofit, indie, temporary art project that’s currently going on in LA. The pieces were reportedly “permanently damaged” after the the photo-snapping klutz sent them crashing to the ground.
Inside a serene space, singular objects rest on plinths: these are crowns, or at least some resemblance of what a crown might be, presented as precious trophies or boons. The title of this work was inspired by the electronic dance track 'Hypercaine' by DJ Fresh. It is also a signifier of the ultimate human drug — power. – Simon Birch, Gloria Yu, Gabriel Chan and Jacob Blizter Brass, nylon, gold plate, marble, wood, stone, metal, 2016 – Customize your own crown ring in nylon, brass, gold-plated brass, silver or gold at the gift shop. Email [email protected] for details. – #14thFactory #SimonBirch #GloriaYu #Crowns #Hypercaine #ContemporaryArt #DTLA #artsdistrict Photo credit: @kaotikwestcoast
Here’s a description of Hypercaine provided by 14th Factory:
Inside a serene space, singular objects rest on plinths: these are crowns, or at least some semblance of what a crown might be, presented as precious trophies or boons. Some are classic in form, intricately crafted while others are very simple in design, as though rendered from a child’s drawing. Others have more elaborate forms: alien, hybrid, they are at times even contorted into inhibiting devices, somewhere between a crown and a mask. Some are fashioned of precious materials like gold or silver, some of marble; others of more humble material like wood, nylon, scrap metal, or dried herbs and flowers. These are variously imagined forms of the goods of desire that we journeyers hope to gain, the boon that awaits us when we have come through the battle. Flanking the crown room is a small, intimate space, inhabited by a collection of actual meteorite stones, modest in appearance but holding within them the secrets of the universe.
Twitter was obviously loving the sitcom-esque outcome.
This is what its like to have kids.
— Jack'sBack (@LouReed322) July 14, 2017
— Corey Huntington (@CoreyHuntington) July 13, 2017
There were some people who thought that it wasn’t the woman’s fault, and others who strongly disagreed.
But it's her fault
— Charlie Bucket (@PJohnMoonlight) July 13, 2017
So the gallery didn't have this set up appropriately then. pic.twitter.com/lFE8PgPeeT
— Alex Jiménez (@RAlexJimenez) July 13, 2017
Ok so we are going to setup the $200,000 art pieces on unfastened, unprotected pedestals. Don't worry, what could go wrong? https://t.co/77bcPqb8Vb
— Nalnuiq Mada (@FraggleFritz) July 13, 2017
why this shit is $200,000 worth of art not secured to the damn floor
— Amber Zanon (@bamberton) July 13, 2017
But others were too busy cringing at the enormity of her error.
Likely whatever you screwed up today is not this bad. https://t.co/SO9MQg0h3U
— Rachel Traylor (@Mathpocalypse) July 14, 2017
— Tracie Marie (@TracieMariBella) July 14, 2017
Fat chance this woman is ever living this down.
— Mashable (@mashable) July 13, 2017