A collaborative project by Afke Golsteijn, Ruben Taneja and Floris Bakker, Idiots works reflect their varied education and background is in fashion, design, handicrafts, and art in an unusual mixture of sculpture, handicraft, jewellery, and taxidermy.
The idea is that stuffed animals undergo a transformation, and while it is difficult not to think of death when looking at them, here the morbid is transformed into something beatuful.
In their work, actual animals are combined with materials such as glass, silver, textiles, and embroidery with which the animals are decorated and adorned.
“The poetic titles and the combination of material creates an emotional contrast which oscillates between the melancholic and the beautiful.”
“Idiots seeks to investigate the border between fantasy and reality with their works…Their work is like three-dimensional daydreams of sorts…The animals are treated like people and remind us of fables or verses from sagas. But they are not illustrations themselves. The sagas arise rather within the works.”