helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

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Uh-oh! Pandaman

Richard and I missed a train on Sunday because we were so busy looking at this. Bizarre photos of a man and his toy panda, with Engrish speech bubbles. People who know about art have analysed it in more detail. I'm just here to link to the images.

My favourites are from the Shanghai Project and Performance, Summer 2000 section, especially:
Would you mind my smoking?
Are they clones of me? No, they are fakes!
It's DRUG!
I know you love lawn, but it needs care.
Safety is Everything.

I am wondering whether the English translation is actual Engrish (i.e. the artist genuinely not speaking good English) or if it's done that way for effect. Perhaps I'm just a cynic. The photos are utterly charming, nonetheless.

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