Series was inspired by YouTube video of smoking Indonesian toddler.
By using kids as models, the artist wants viewers to focus on the act of smoking rather than making assumptions about the person.
The aesthetics of smoke and the particular way smokers gesticulate with their hands and posture cannot be denied, but there is also a nod to less attractive aspects, on the line between beauty and ugliness of smoking.
There were no real cigarettes on set. Instead, chalk and sticks of cheese were uses as props, while candles and incense provided the smoke.
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