Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wandering around a house as a mouse (Sniper Siemens' Tribute to Greenies Home, LEA 23)

An amazing experience! Feeling like Alice in the Wonderland among giant pans, toaster, pizzas and tomato cans or walking among chair and table legs tall like trees!

This and even more can be done at the stunning installation "Invasion" built by Sniper Siemens at LEA 23 (open through next June).
Sniper is a great artist and builder, as everyone know at least from her former Leonardo's machines exhibit at Im@ginarium and elsewhere (if you missed it, enjoy the video by Mexy Lane on YouTube).
Her creations are always original and different; she explores SL opportunities in a special way, avoiding too abstract or baroque things and trying to offer better knowledge about art, tecniques and - like in this case - popular culture, pushing us seeing the world in unespected ways.

Entrance is an almost normal door from outside, but after crossing its dark space, you realize you're entering a giant house through a mouse-sized hole: actually, you ARE a mouse living in the wall's hole!
Sniper's well known irony and building skills made a world we can go through looking at it as we were 20 cm. tall. It's just an house, but you have to walk as it were a broad region. Daily objects surround and dominate you while you enter an oven where tasty pizzas are cooking or when you try to use an old fashioned phone to call for help :)

Everywhere you meet Greenies, who - despite their wicked faces - show you how to use the huge objects for fun :))
Their "parallele world", that opens its doors in many house's corners, is the only enviroment where you are right-sized: the contrast to the "normal" objects and rooms increases the disorientation effect.
However, you can also take a breath in this slightly scaring world of giant's daily life: a Greenie-sized diner built on the kitchen table offers you right-size seats, but... the good food it gives is too big for being eaten without getting severe indigestion :)

I won't reveal the many surprising details you can find in the house: exploring them is the best way to be happily confused by this change of point of view on reality. I'll just tell that I loved a lot playing Monopoly being a pawn on the game's board (it has been a luck that game's jail was hold by a Greenie, yet!).

Thank you, Sniper, for this funny and stimulating adventure!

Sniper Siemens' "Invasion" Tribute to Greenies' Home, LEA 23

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