slinkachu: house of god
 
slinkachu: house of god
aug 08, 2011

slinkachu: house of god

‘house of god (application to the department of city planning – ref: 13-3470/C)’ image © slinkachu

london-based artist slinkachu is known for his ‘little people project’ which began in 2006, whereby he remodels and paints miniature train set characters, arranging them in particular scenarios on the street, photographing them and leaving them for passer-bys to stumble upon. the street art installation / photographic work is intended to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings.

slinkachu’s latest piece is ‘house of god (application to the department of city planning – ref: 13-3470/C)’ located in new york city. the miniature installation is situated on a hydrant in which the artist has placed a crescent moon, a well-recognized symbol of the islam faith, on the upper domed structure, as a means of referencing a mosque. at the base of the hydrant, a small sticker with the photo of an entrance to a muslim place of worship, is accompanied by four figurines – three men and a woman – dressed in traditional attire.

slinkachu: house of god ‘house of god (application to the department of city planning – ref: 13-3470/C)’ image © slinkachu

this installation is a follow-up to slinkachu’s ‘house of god (application for planning permission – ref: 11/0282-D)’ which was exhibited earlier this year in his solo show ‘concrete ocean’ at andipa gallery, by which he altered a pylon to also represent an islamic place of worship.

slinkachu: house of god ‘house of god (application for planning permission – ref: 11/0282-D)’ by slinkachu image courtesy of arrested motion

slinkachu: house of god ‘house of god (application for planning permission – ref: 11/0282-D)’ by slinkachu image courtesy of arrested motion

here is a look at some of slinkachu’s other recent work:

slinkachu: house of god ‘sugar high’, 2011 continuous tone lambda C-type 80 x 120 cm (31 1/2 x 47 in) edition of 5, signed image © slinkachu

slinkachu: house of god ‘sugar high’, 2011 continuous tone lambda C-type 80 x 120 cm (31 1/2 x 47 in) edition of 5, signed images © slinkachu

slinkachu: house of god ‘boys own adventures’, 2011 image © slinkachu

slinkachu: house of god ‘boys own adventures’, 2011 (detail) image © slinkachu

slinkachu: house of god ‘animals’, 2011 image © slinkachu

  • quite interesting and funny at first sight, mediocre by the second time and almost annoying more thsn two times…I am sorry.
    about the fire hydrant , come on guys…no meanings, no metaphors and certainly no insults, it is only an analogy to represent a mosque dome.
    peace.

    zé manél
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