Archive for August, 2010
“In the tradition of Nyotai Mori, an age old Japanese practice of serving Sushi on naked women, Sushiborg Yukari is a cyborg designed to serve Sushi on her rotating belt, entertaining over-worked Japanese businessmen in their after-hours.
When Yukari’s programmed intelligence develops enough to understand her functionality as a sex object, she struggles to accept her role – slowly, Yukari attaches knives to her own body, modifying herself to become a lethal weapon, plotting to one day escape the Sushi restaurant she now feels captive with in…”
A project by Sputniko! (Hiromi Ozaki)
Teddy Bear Natural History, a project by Stephanie Metz…
I’m totally in love with those felted skulls!!
“Teddy bears at first appear trivial. They are toys—playthings for children and symbols of innocence, comfort, and nostalgia. But the teddy bear is also a metaphor for the way humans manipulate the natural world to our own ends. The teddy bear is an idea: a docile, cute, friendly invention far removed from the wild animal that inspired it. I create teddy bear anatomical specimens with a pretense of realness to emphasize the artifice of a familiar but unconsidered subject (…) The anatomy of the teddy bear is wholly planned by its creator to appeal to the biological response of human adults to care for their cute, round-featured, helpless babies. The manufacture of teddy bears is a blueprint for bioengineering trends that are taking place today—without the biology. But the sharp canine teeth in a teddy bear skull serve as a reminder that nature can only be tamed to a point.”
Ursulus solicitudo disneyus
Ursulus ludos exercitus
Ursulus parvolus 10-08
This is not a recent project, but we never posted it and it totally deserves to be here!
Ladies and Gentleman… The Yes Men and Gilda, the Golden Skeleton:
“On April 28, 2005, at a London banking conference to which they had accidentally been invited because of their satirical website, “Dow representative” “Erastus Hamm” unveiled“Acceptable Risk,” a Dow industry standard for determining how many deaths are acceptable when achieving large profits. The bankers enthusiastically applauded the lecture, which described several industrial crimes, including IBM’s sale of technology to the Nazis for use in identifying Jews, as “golden skeletons” – i.e. skeletons in the closet, but lucrative and therefore acceptable ones.”
Read the full story here.
The world of Derek Hess…
If I had a hammer
Ghost throne, by AIDS-3D…