Missing Link Character developed for an art installation at the heart of the upcoming Pictoplasma Paris Exhibition at la Gaîté lyrique, taking place during the month of December 2011.
Pictoplasma is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to contemporary character design and art in all its many facets and media. By collecting, examining and making comparable an endless figurative image production, even the slightest shift in recurring motifs becomes readable – and allows surprising conclusions to underlaying topics and current zeitgeist trends.
And suddenly they seem to be everywhere: white, hairy, friendly creatures, just feature-less enough to serve as the perfect empty screen for the viewers to project their own narration, yet exactly the right amount of hairiness, to make you want to get into physical cuddle-mode.
We can’t avoid being reminded of all those archetypical Big Foot, Abominable Snowman and Yeti legends – one of the last mysterious entities without a clear depiction in our culture of visual overdose and instant google-search gratification.