Hase / Rabbit / Coniglio, by gelitin

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Submitted by Peter Moosgaard:

From the homepage of Austrian based art collective gelitin:

The things one finds wandering in a landscape: familiar things and utterly unknown, like a flower one has never seen before, or, as Columbus discovered, an inexplicable continent; and then, behind a hill, as if knitted by giant grandmothers, lies this vast rabbit, to make you feel as small as a daisy.

Rabbit, by gelitin

In Hase / Rabbit / Coniglio, gelitin placed a gigantic rabbit in the Italian Alps. The rabbit is so big, it can be seen from outer space and a human on its belly looks like a tiny black dot (check out the YouTube video). After almost 5 years of knitting, this pink rabbit suddenly appeared near the village of Cuneo in Italy in 2005 and is planned to stay there for the next 20 years.

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  • gelitin is also known for the (true or not) balcony they supposedly built on the 148th floor of the World Trade Center in 2000.