florentijn hofman: fat monkey made of flip flops
‘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.
the monkey was created for the pixelshow conference in sao paulo, brazil
the skin of the monkey is made entirely from flip-flops
(left) aerial view (right) on site
construction shots: florentijn hofman on the left putting the giant beast together
the project was made with the help of local students
in the past hofman has made a giant rabbit, aardvark, snail and rubber duck
putting ‘fat monkey’ in place
watch the making-of video of ‘fat monkey’
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