Description (from Anonymouse) :
Malmö, Sweden, 13th of December 2017.
MOUSE-SIZED SCENERY IN MALMÖ
On the 7th of December, We, Anonymouse, placed a small scene consisting of a nut shop, "Noix de vie", and an Italian bistro, "Il Topolino", on the corner of Bergsgatan and Almbacksgatan in the town of Malmö of southern Sweden.
We were hoping that pedestrians walking by would find the thing charming.
The sceneries are built for their own sake and not to gain any financial or public recognition. But we are very happy that so many people have enjoyed it so far.
We are a loosely associated network of mice and men, and since the main point has been to show the scene and not us, we intend to remain anonymous. Also, Anonymouse is quite a good name, so if we revealed who we are, then we'd have to change it.
The idea to construct mice sized sceneries emerged in March of this year, it started with us just wanting to build something, and then the focus point shifted onto the stories of Astrid Lindgren and the movies of Walt Disney and Don Bluth. We 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 using things that we have lost.
So that was the origin, and by the response we've gotten it seems like quite a few people share that fantasy.
It is built mainly from scraps we have collected for the purpose of building this, so it consists of bottle caps, wire, tin cans, matches, Italian stamps, a lamp shade and more. And we started with it in March, and have continued to work on it occasionally. There has been quite a lot of gluing, patination, hammering, painting and soldering going on.
We started in the hopes that at least some locals would notice it at that it would make them smile. But after less then 24 hours a newspaper had written an article about it and things snowballed from there. The people of Malmö seems to have taken it to their hearts and almost immediately miniature things started to show up on the scene - club posters, cheeses, all kinds of plastic animals and much more. Some even bring their pet rodents there! With that being said, weather and wind does take its toll on such a small thing and we do not think it will be a permanent scene in Malmö.
We had so much fun constructing this and we are already working on the next one. And while we are open to the idea of venturing out to the world with our scenes we'd like to focus on Malmö for the time being.
Photo (along with the others) is © to Anonymouse