Monday, April 05, 2010

before zentia's there was - abstracted people



thanks to Thilo for the find of this bizarre art project.

check out the site here for more images and artist information.

wonder if it will evolve into a fetish? are there zentai clubs around? do let me know.

xx

8 comments:

Asudem Latex said...

what is the plural of zentai?

xx

Anonymous said...

so cool :)


-Pye

Anonymous said...

The plural of zentai is zentai. Japanese words can be singular or plural. One ninja, two ninja, three ninja, etc.

Asudem Latex said...

a million ninja in zentai suits trimming bonzai trees?

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Anonymous said...

Yep. It's like "deer". Bambi was a deer, his mom was a deer, they were both deer together. It's like Hunter's English basically, at least as far as we're concerned.

There may be ways to pluralize words in the actual Japanese language, but that has more to do with the way words are written in the sentence if I recall my chats with Edo correctly at all....


(and the view out of those "abstract people" suits must have been strange....rather like the "purple panda" suits from old-old-school _Mister Roger's Neighborhood_)

Bradley Poe (who misses "abstract People" actually....who's actually gonna show us how to walk across the street? *lol* Or which restroom to go to?)

Throughfare said...

Hi Asudem Latex,

Japanese doesn't have singular or plural "forms" for nouns where you add on something to make a singular word plural. They just have nouns.

If you are describing an abstract concept where number isn't important, you just use the noun with no number. If the number of zentai is important, then you actually say it with the noun- one zentai, ten zentai, etc. . . .

BTW- there is are a number of zentai clubs in Japan that get together for zentai events

yuki said...

i would like to have a costume like that but made out of latex of course.but theres something very similar in sl,the anonymous blanks.check out a short article about them here: http://secondstuff.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/anonymous-blanks-by-vladimir-rakosi/

yuki said...

i would like to have a costume like that but made out of latex of course.but theres something very similar in sl,the anonymous blanks.check out a short article about them here: http://secondstuff.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/anonymous-blanks-by-vladimir-rakosi/