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Slinkachu: Big Bad City

Slinkachu: Big Bad City

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By (author) Slinkachu

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  • Publisher: Dutch Media Uitgevers BV
  • Format: Paperback | 156 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 239mm x 15mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Amsterdam
  • ISBN 10: 9048801907
  • ISBN 13: 9789048801909
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual
  • Sales rank: 118,506

Product description

My 'Little People Project' started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.Special Dutch edition, bilingual, with brandnew afterword, contains some photographs from the Little People in the City book, but also plenty of new photgraphs and works made in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Enjoy.

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'Oddly enough, even when you know thet are just hand-painted figuines, you can;t help but feel that their plights convey something of our own fears about being lost and vulnerable in a big, bad city' THE TIMES