Peekaboo-kun, you would love them!:

A “PeekaBoo-kun” is a cutout board, which is carved and painted to represent humans, animals and objects at actual size, with a hole where people’s faces can show through.

“PeekaBoo-kuns” play an important role in allowing participants to create their own piece of work in our project.

 

We pick which Peekaboo-characters that will be used in the project, determined by a theme and places to be held. Besides we create new “Peekaboo-kuns” for site specificity. The characters often come from real residences in NYC. Each Peekaboo-kun has a description card about itself on the back. Here, we introduce just several Peekaboo-kuns from dozens of kinds in storage.

Interactive art, Participatory Art, Public Art, Pop Up Art, Social Practice, Gender free Art, Family Friendly Art, Pop art, Rica Takashima, Aliens in New York, Diversity, culture exchange, fiscal sponsored project by NYFA, immigrant artist
Interactive art, Participatory Art, Public Art, Pop Up Art, Social Practice, Gender free Art, Family Friendly Art, Pop art, Rica Takashima, Aliens in New York, Diversity, culture exchange, fiscal sponsored project by NYFA, immigrant artist

Anita, Chilly, “Me, foppish favorite! Shopping favorite! But as for what was bought, giving to a relative generally is a cover. Living in a palatial residence with a pool and living by an extended family- a dream. I’d like to be beautiful to my mother, grandma, and grand grandma. I also want many children. I was a dancer, now a housewife.”

Interactive art, Participatory Art, Public Art, Pop Up Art, Social Practice, Gender free Art, Family Friendly Art, Pop art, Rica Takashima, Aliens in New York, Diversity, culture exchange, fiscal sponsored project by NYFA, immigrant artist
Interactive art, Participatory Art, Public Art, Pop Up Art, Social Practice, Gender free Art, Family Friendly Art, Pop art, Rica Takashima, Aliens in New York, Diversity, culture exchange, fiscal sponsored project by NYFA, immigrant artist

Ineko, Poland, “I am a big fan of Japanese youth subculture. “INEKO” is my handle name for the internet. I post movies of my Karaoke singing, through my parents don’t know it.”

Interactive art, Participatory Art, Public Art, Pop Up Art, Social Practice, Gender free Art, Family Friendly Art, Pop art, Rica Takashima, Aliens in New York, Diversity, culture exchange, fiscal sponsored project by NYFA, immigrant artist
Interactive art, Participatory Art, Public Art, Pop Up Art, Social Practice, Gender free Art, Family Friendly Art, Pop art, Rica Takashima, Aliens in New York, Diversity, culture exchange, fiscal sponsored project by NYFA, immigrant artist