i bought a toy rabbit at a stuffed animal store, took it to the meat market, stuffed it with guts, sew it back together, and put it back onto the shelf.
The dialectic contradiction and juxtaposition between organic/inorganic, cuteness/ugliness, artificial/natural, innocence/corruption, exterior/interior, the desire to touch/the desire to repell give rise to a new hybrid totality that is in the state of in- between and of becoming. In obsessional prohibitions on touching something, there is usually a strong ambivalence – on the one hand there is a strong desire to touch the object, and on the other a strong sense of disgust about the object. This is the case when children are often told not to touch or play with their genitals, although they retain the desire to do so. Often times we take for granted the underlying and hidden structural elements of items we purchase at the store, and the foods that we order at restaurants without thinking about where they have been, who has tempered with them, and where they come from. And don’t little kids always wish that their toys were more “alive” so that together, they could return to the state of the instinctual, the primal, and the organic?