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upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop
upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop
upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop
upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop
upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop

© the artist. Photo credit: Amelia Claudia. Courtesy of Jupiter Artland

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'upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop' – or 'Mimi' for short – takes the form of an abandoned high-street shop, sited within the woodland at Jupiter Artland. The artwork is a combination of architecture, sculpture and animation, all seen through the lens of Maclean’s signature aesthetic.

'Mimi' represents Maclean’s first foray into outdoor art and combines architecture, sculpture and animation.

Maclean took her inspiration from commercial spaces as sites of desire, combining this with the role forests play within fairy tales, being at once places of magic, of danger, of transformation – where the normal rules of daily life no longer apply.

At the end of a woodland path, marked out by heart-sharped emojis, a seemingly abandoned toy shop reveals itself to be the upside-down world of cartoon princess Mimi, who invites us into the topsy-turvy world of end-game capitalism; a 21st century fairy-tale about consumerist desire.

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upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop



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