Postmodern taxidermia by IDIOTS|
How to stuff and preserve a dead animal and use it for Art? Dutch artist's duo IDIOTS use the old craft of taxidermia skillfully and sensitively. IDIOTS make powerful sculptures; thought provoking comments on death and human behavior towards nature.
Experts in the field Rachel Polinquin and Emily Mayer contributed with detailed information and photographs to this in-depth article. Taxidermia changed from a Victorian male domain into a contemporary critical artistic expression by mainly female artists and expert taxidermists.
Photographs: Afke Golsteijn of IDIOTS - sculpture Ophelia by IDIOTS - preparation work by Emily Mayer / article of 2100 words in Dutch published in kM 82, summer 2012