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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Popple

Popple

With her babybunnies series provocateur/artist/designer Tinkebell aims to provide an analysis of the consumptive attitude people have in relation to their pets. This latest work – an reversible cat/dog toy made from specially prepared cat and dog skin – was inspired by the Popple toys, marketed in the 80s as a teddy bear with an reversible bag (see video).

See also: Babybunny – stuffed pets as toys, Designer Cats, Cat bag.

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  1. inlogic

    “With her babybunnies series provocateur/artist/designer Tinkebell aims to provide an analysis of the consumptive attitude people have in relation to their pets.”
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    And in my opinion, fails. As this is a mere exercise of provocation, more than anything else encapsulated in a pretentious more-than-seen concept (analisys of consumptive attitude). The difference between this provocative ‘artwork’ and Damien Hirst’s art (which is actually more gruesome), besides the concept – which I have to say isn’t that different, as Damien’s works basically about the Human condition through the use of animals etc.., be these relations metaphysical, social, ‘etcetera’. – lies in it’s aura, it’s purpose, what it had to say as an art piece. Then again, this is my opinion, and worths whatever it’s worth.

  2. Stijn

    I completely agree with inlogic. Aura & purpose were the words i was looking for.

  3. lol all these people think this is real http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Cute_puppy_oh_WTF_did_you_do

  4. Wow! What is next human skin as lampshades, didn’t that go out mid 40s. Do we really need to go here and anaIyse what is obvious. I collect art and buy it for others. This is so low brow and done for shock value. There is just no skill involved with this. I can go to China and buy desecrated bodies of domesticated pets. I suppose Europe is a little further away and didn’t realise how readily available this kind of rubbish is. Bunny fur stitched together as a kitten has been done for years. Tacky tacky. How you can compare this to Damien Hirst is laughable.

  5. security

    PETA is probably having a conniption fit with this guy.

  6. E

    Lame.

  7. Nikki

    Thats fucked up. Straight up. Not art. DISGUSTING! It’s like the making of a serial killer.