Mimsy – Sylvanian Families get radicalised


I’m still looking at how toys have been used to make a political point, and this is very biting and for the artist – Mimsy, very dangerous. Using these Sylvanian Family toys from the 1990’s which are very innocent,

“I was inspired by the theocratic barbarism of ISIS, the obvious fear of terrorism in the west, and the neo-liberal denial of any actual threat.”

The staging of the work is that of an advert that you can find in a catalogue, which is something I have been thinking about in the last few hours, set the pieces up as part of a larger set, the work would take a photographic form.

Mimsy - MICIS (2015) 2 Mimsy - MICIS (2015) 1

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