Me and My Character @ PLATFORM21 – AMSTERDAM
The exhibition Me and My Character investigates the emotional bond people have with their favourite nonliving beings. In researching designer toys and character design, Platform 21 found a hidden world where creators, users, professionals and amateurs come together, united by their attraction to these creatures. Our favourite characters become alter egos or adopted children. They are metaphors for a world in which we don’t need to grow up: an adult world full of love, joy, play and imagination.
The heart of the exhibition consists of testimonials by character owners, collectors and designers about the creatures they love (or otherwise), accompanied by photos, descriptions, videos, and many characters ‘in the flesh’.