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10th World Living Statues Festival

Last Sunday Arnhem welcomed the Living Statues to the city. It was the 10th edition. Last year I missed the event but not this year. I came quite late an hour before the closing but I managed to take some pics.

Kids
As in the previous years there were three categories: kids, adult amateurs and adult professionals. Here are the kids. This year the bar has been set higher. The kids are getting better now in both concepting and execution.

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Adult professionals
An elegant ghost. She reminds me of the papier maché Mexican puppet for the day of the dead (El día de los muertos).
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This is a naughty bronze living statue. Water sprayed from both side of her dress unexpectedly.
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Look at the clothes, it is near real statue.
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This Sailor posed especially for me.
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My favorite, The Mirror Man from the UK. His stood on a turning plateau. I love the idea.
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Beautiful right? Some artists interacted well with public. They performed an act. Just like performing on a street during an ordinary day, visitors rewarded the statues by giving money. The professionals come from all over the world and they do this street art for a living.

The World Living Statues Festival takes place in Arnhem annually, last week end of September.

More pics of previous editions
Living Statues 2012
Living Statues 2011

16 thoughts on “10th World Living Statues Festival

  1. Saya tau ttg living statue dari novel Andrea Hirata, saya mikir biasanya berapa lama mereka bisa berada dlm pose/posisi yg sama? Kemudian berganti pose gitu? Mereka ada niru karakter cerita siap gitu nggak sih mbak? Kalo mo ke toilet piye ya?
    Yg foto sailor, matanya bagus…😀
    Cantik2 fotonya. Maaf mbak banyak pertanyaannya. Terimakasih

    • Professional bisa tahan lama berdiri antara 2 – 3 jam dalam pose yang sama. Kalo amateur & anak-anak paling 1 jam. Di festival ini semua living statues interaksinya bagus dengan publik, sekalian meluruskan otot kalo mereka berubah pose. Karakternya macem-macem. Ada karangan sendiri, dari film, Disney karakter, legenda Yunani, komik, superhero dll. Ganti pose selama berinteraksi. Biasanya kalo ada publik yang sumbang uang, mereka akan berubah pose untuk foto. Ngga tahu kalo ketoilet.

      Banyak living statues di kota-kota besar di Eropa.

  2. Keren anak anak juga ikutan. Di yogaya juga ada tapi dandanya aneh kaya pcong, kuntilanak dkk.
    Mereka sering berdiri di pusat keramainan.

  3. suami nya sobat ku ikutan ini mbak…wah professional bgt dia…bbrp bulan lalu diundang juga buat event di Singapore dan itu semacam buat charity gitu yg ikut juga international. Amazing ya details nya!!

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