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florentijn hofman: fat monkey made of flip flops
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nov 18, 2010
florentijn hofman: fat monkey made of flip flops


‘fat monkey’ by forentijn hofman in sao paulo, brazil
all images courtesy florentijn hofman

‘fat monkey’ by rotterdam-based artist florentijn hofman is a giant site-specific project
created for the pixelshow conference in sao paulo, brazil. the latest addition in a series
entitled obeastitas, the comically over-sized monkey sculpture is an inflated form clad
with thousands of the brazilian icon–the flip flop. the resulting pixel-like effect lends
the monkey a slightly fuzzy appearance from a short distance but gradually grows clear
from afar. the installation was constructed with the help of local students. 


flip-flop detail


(left) aerial view
(right) on site


construction shots; florentijn hofman on the left


stringing together flip flops


putting ‘fat monkey’ in place


watch the making-of video of ‘fat monkey’

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