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an invisible man

05/16/13 , , , , , , ,

"Teatro alla Scala"

“Teatro alla Scala”

I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me…When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.

liu bolin‘s art reminded me of the above quote from ralph ellison’s invisible man (1 of my favorite books ever).  bolin hides in plain sight using meticulous planning & full body paint (no photoshop).  he does this in part as a commentary on a conflict between civilization and development (like when companies/gov’ts flourish at the expense of or with indifference toward the lives that helped shape it or will be affected by it).

check out some of his art below (click for closer looks + captions) with even more herewhat do you think about the project, both artistically and as a form of social critique?

via ted.

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  1. what made this marine biologist scream? | atolemdro reblogged this and added:

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