Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Micro Urban Intervention

Walking the same streets and sidewalks, taking the same buses, turning the same corners, we lose awareness of our everyday surroundings. Artist Slinkachu creates tiny installations "aim[s] to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings."

The snail shell is a unique medium for Slinkachu's unexpected installations. At a time when claims of hometown or nationality have less and less validity, Slinkachu's work speaks to the transience of contemporary ideas of 'home'. His tiny urban surprises catch the lucky viewer off guard and bring a bit of warmth and humour to an often gray and desolate place, the city.

The artwork consists of the installations and corresponding photography project, all on view on his website.

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