at some point in our life, we’ve all either been a jerry, mickey or a minnie. yeah. we’re talking about our favourite lil mice from hollywood. they and many other mice have inspired many a child and adult alike.
they certainly did inspire a select bunch of artists and creators to come up with a series of miniature installations for mice in the winter of 2016. now 4 years on and the collective called anonymouse that started in the town of malmö in southern sweden have created over 25 miniature installations.
we recently had short but sweet interaction with a member from anonymouse, who told us that every creation is inspired by the stories of astrid lindgren and beatrix potter and of the movies of walt disney and don bluth, and that their main drive is to bring a little bit of everyday magic to children and pedestrians passing by. and hopefully inspire some to change their own street for the better.
the earlier sceneries used to take them about 3 months to complete but now over time it is much faster. each of the installations have many human objects that have been recycled, like a champagne cork that became a chair, a matchbox that turned into a desk, a seashell turned into a lamp and so on. the reason they do this is because they believe that at some point most kids like to imagine that there is a world parallel to ours wherein small animals live quite like we do but recycle things that we have lost. so they try to incorporate as many human objects as we can.
and the funny thing about this insanely creative and fun collective is that none of them ever had a mouse as a pet. but they were quite sure that if any of them did have a pet mouse it would definitely be a part of the installation.
here are a few photographs of the installations that caught our eye. you can follow anonymouse on their instagram handle to see what’s next in the world of mice and men.