The Saddest Place on Earth

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This December, local design collective Mimipong will showcase their Hug Your Sorrow plush toys in a month-long exhibition, titled The Saddest Place on Earth.

The project is a collaborative effort between Mimipong’s line of tear dolls together with international and local creative professionals. The writers – selected from a diverse range of backgrounds – were invited to pen their unique interpretations of sadness on the dolls’ cloth tags. Among the international luminaries are Swedish singer-songwriters Jens Lekman and Pelle Carlberg, senior writer of Frankie magazine Mia Timpano, UK indie songstress Laura Marling and Hong Kong-based toy designer of popular Treeson vinyl figures Bubi Auyong.

On the homegrown front, the exhibition features April Lee of ambient duo aspidistrafly, award-winning poet Cyril Wong, prolific filmmaker Wee Li Lin, singer-songwriter and frontman of The Observatory Leslie Low and Singapore Literature Prize nominee Ng Yi-Sheng.

The exhibition runs from 12 December 2008 to 12 January 2009 at BooksActually, 5 Ang Siang Road.

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