FANTASTIC PLANET by Amanda Parer
Giant glowing figures invade DTLA!
Four giant, illuminated humanoid figures will invade the planet this year, taking over FIGat7th and observing the human activity at this bustling retail center! These giants from afar are quiet and gentle, yet curious about our fantastic planet and its inhabitants. Be sure to stop by, say hello, and welcome them to our City of Angels.
Australian artist Amanda Parer’s edgy and ephemeral artworks explore the natural world, its fragility and our role within it. Parer currently resides in Tasmania and her work continues to be acquired by both public and private collections. She has been selected for notable national competitions including multiple nominations for the Blake Prize and the Glover Prize.
Inspiration for this light installation has been taken from the 1973 Czech/ French film Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage). This stop motion science fiction film directed by René Laloux depicted a story set in an unimaginably distant future in a world of gargantuan humanoids where human beings are a feral race.
Parer lightly touches on the idea of an unhinged human race through her Fantastic Planet installation, opening the door for existential and philosophical questions about our place in today’s world and our role in the future.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:
- Jumping on or into
- Lying on
- Rolling on
- FOOD or DRINK
- Light touching
- Gentle hugs