Hyper Souvenirs-store crewed by out philosopher-salesperson, 2020

Hyper Souvenirs-store crewed by out philosopher-salesperson, 2020

Hyper Souvenirs-store crewed by out philosopher-salesperson, 2020

Hyper Souvenirs-store crewed by out philosopher-salesperson, 2020

Hyper Souvenirs-store crewed by out philosopher-salesperson, 2020

Hyper Souvenirs-store crewed by out philosopher-salesperson, 2020

Hyper Souvenirs-store crewed by out philosopher-salesperson, 2020

HYPER SOUVENIRS

Welcome to the Hyper Souvenirs-website. Hyper Souvenirs makes souvenirs commemorating major global events, rather than of tourist traps or picturesque château’s. Underneath you will encounter our beautiful line-up of unique souvenirs ideal to keep for yourself, but also to give to your loved ones as a present. Established, appropriately, in 2020.

COVID-19 CHRISTMAS CARD

Greetings from Corona: COVID-19 Christmas special (2020) postcard depicting a shiny corona virus Christmas ball, to hopefully cheer up your holidays during these dark times.

GREETINGS FROM CORONA

Greetings from Corona (2020) postcard set of six unique postcards including six unique Dutch post stamps. Each postcard depicts a location key to the 2020 Corona pandemic amongst which Wuhan, The Supermarket and Home. The size of the postcards are 148 x 105 millimetres. While supplies last.

Carry It With You (2020) is a series of keychains (ø30mm, PVC) based on virus diagrams. Carry It With You allows you to build a new relationship with viruses. We need to picture these 'things' in order to build a new relationship with them now that we have to face the fact that the global pandemic – the emancipation of the virus – has become and will very probably stay a part of our lives for a considerable time to come. However, any depiction of viruses that we know regresses necessarily into fantastical interpretations. The up-scaling from an otherwise intangible microscopic infectious particles wrapped in a shell of protein to a for us cognizable scale necessarily gives an aesthetic interpretation to viruses which through time has become the way we know them by. In the case of Covid-19, this soft looking bumpy gray sphere with pastel red bulges with here and there a yellow-orange bump in its surface. Although this description invites for anthropomorphising – imagining human-like qualities such as eyes and ears onto this 'things' called viruses – viruses only become 'alive' (or 'biologically active' as they call it because viruses are not organisms and thus cannot be 'alive') once they have entered cells of living organisms; once they have penetrated a host-cell which they become part of. Viruses are only alive if they are in something alive, and hence somewhat are the ontological classifier that demarcates the alive from the inorganic: that what can get sick is alive.

€0,95 (per set, including 21% Dutch tax. Shipping cost, €0,91, applies at checkout. Address data through form after checkout)
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€9,95 (per set, including 21% Dutch tax. Shipping cost, €4.00, applies at checkout. Address data through form after checkout)
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5G-ANTENNA STATUES

5G-Antenna statues (2021) miniatures have long been made of monuments. Already since the ancient Roman empire these types of souvenirs function to commemorate the accomplishments of humanity. The internet is definitely such an accomplishment, however due to its abstract being, there are no distinct landmarks that honour it: dull box shaped data centre's, fiber optic cables concealed under the ocean. The 5G-Antenna, however, could function as such landmarks. Hence Hyper Souvenirs set out to make miniatures of these tributes to internet. The odd abstract being of the internet, easily intertwines with all kinds of myths, as we have seen during the COVID-19 crisis, where people linked the virus to these antenna's, attacking and burning them. Hence these miniatures are burned too, commemorating how the internet intertwines with culture. These miniatures are made of cast bronze and they stand on a plinth of concrete.

€24,95 (per set, including 21% Dutch tax. Shipping cost, €4.00, applies at checkout. Address data through form after checkout)
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contact:  info [at] hypersouvenirs.com  –  by: www.eefveldkamp.nl  –  based in Arnhem, The Netherlands  –  ©2020