We’re no stranger to famed artist Amanda Parer’s works. They have popped up all around the world including here in Australia at such festivals as Beyond The Sand on Surfers Paradise as well as Brisbane Festival. Now, the Australian’s famed humanoid installations will be coming to town for Brisbane Powerhouse’s new Night Feast market.
Fantastic Planet is a set of giant humanoids inspired by the 1973 Czech/ French film Fantastic Planet (French: La Planète Sauvage)—an animated dystopian tale narrating the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags—the installations dwarf and humble us as we look up at them.
“Scale is a very important factor in this work in that the artist is allowing the audience to hopefully experience a moment of humility and reflection amongst these large but peaceful giants, a sense that we as a species rarely get to feel.” – Amanda Parer.
At night, these peaceful giants will be completely illuminated as they look down at those beneath it. Or, you can go to the Powerhouse during the day to see the figures with a different perspective.
Aside from the phenomenal sensation that Fantastic Planet evokes, they also make for a great photo opportunity.
Coming from a land far far away, Fantastic Planet arrives at Brisbane Powerhouse on March 1 and will remain until the end of the month.
Find more info here.
If you’ve never seen Fantastic Planet, take a look at the trailer here.