fliegender freund by Manuel Heischel, for Grand Indonesia 20th Anniversary
Name of the work: fliegender freund mit 20 pyramieden (flying friend with 20 pyramids) Material: Synthetic leather Size: 1.30m * 1.30m * 1.30m Media: Stuffed doll, hand crafted Time of crafting: Two weeks Concept: Why flying friend? My works are dominant by the influence of first: toys during my childhood, especially German wooden crafts for decoration for all seasons and wooden crafts decorations for Christmas or Eastern, wooden toys, mouth blown glass-toys and –decorations, and second by the otaku and kawaii culture from Japan. Throughout this in each new art work I create a new character or art toy fused from both influences, and because to show my relationship in my art works I call them friends. Further, why flying? In this art work the flying is synonym to what the character belongs, it belongs to Christmas-bowl a German Christmas decoration for the Christmas tree, which will be hung to branch of the Christmas tree. In that matter hanging = flying. The 20 pyramids are the edition of the 20th Anniversary of Plaza Indonesia and are very important icon in all my art works which will be used in other media as triangle or teeth. The media stuffed doll fits better to context of a shopping mall, a smooth and soft big plush doll which waits to get bought by the shoppers.
Exhibition:I was invited as participating Artist for: 20th Anniversary Art Festival – 20+1Artists with 20+1 Art Installations, celebrating the 20 years of Plaza Indonesia Location: Plaza Indonesia Shopping Center, Jakarta Indonesia