Florentijn Hofman

"Macaco Gordo (Fat Monkey)”

Sao Paulo

5 x 4 x 15 Meters

Inflatable and Flip Flops


“The Fat Monkey is a site specific work which was created out of the question from the Pixelshow to make a sculpture during their conference in 2010. Made with the help of local students and made from the brazilian icon; the flip flop which obviously works as one of the 10.000 pixels. The fat monkey is a work in the series Obeastitas.

Here some movies of the making of and the result.”

What’s it like being a sister

It’s quite amazing to play nurse’s role. You turn on your imagination and try to spend time with your child funny. 

Once upon a time I was with my little brother, and I didn’t want him to watch cartoons all the evening. So, he didn’t do that. We found a great activity without a TV, the laptop, or the tablet. We played with long balloons.

Misha (it’s my boy’s name) blowed infated some balloons with a special little pump. I did too. Then he asked me to create something using our balloons. To be honest, I couldn’t make any shapes out of them, but I learnt it with the help of YouTube. At the end of the evening we had a blue air dog and a pink air flower with a lot of petals. And we had several colour bursted balloons, as well (instead ‘too’) :D We were glad and sort of tired. So, my lovely kid went to his bed, and I went to write my daily post.