"EGG I-III" (2008)
in private collection (france)
taxidermy rat, felt
15 x 15 x 30 cm
HEAD PHONES (STILTE!!) (2009)
forged iron, headphones (hearing protection), two parrot heads
25 x 23 x 10 cm
It seems the whole taxidermy craze may have hit it's tipping point.
But this stuff beats the hell out of a cardboard deer head from Urban Outfitter.
Here's a blurb out these guys, "The artist duo Idiots , made up by Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker, is characterized by the use of animal material that is carefully patched up and put into significant positions, combined with rich materials such as embroidery, pearls and gold. A contemporary touch is given to the classical memento mori concept, questioning the way the world nowadays seems to be determined by nothing else than just marketing. In a constantly twisting play between fantasy and reality Idiots emphasizes the borderline between life and death."