Armin Blasbichler’s Taxidermy Designs Critique Consumption

Armin Blasbichler - ORSON III, sheep taxidermy table, front view, cover

Armin Blasbichler is an artist, architect, and educator whose studio explores designs built on “transgression and chance, conceptually and physically.” When he’s not making cross-shaped coffins and glowing nooses that spray water (both of which contain clever literary allusions), he can be found making works that critique unpleasant cultural trends, such as over-consumption in the West. That’s what his “Orson, I’m Home” series represents. Using various animals that are commonly killed and consumed (shown here: a sheep, a deer, and a pig), Blasbichler has turned their bodies into furniture pieces. The effect is unpleasant and uncanny, meant to make us consider the way our consumption practices have led to a culture of excess and objectification. Visit the Armin Blashbichler Studio’s website to view more of his thought-provoking work.

Armin Blasbichler - ORSON III, sheep taxidermy table, side view Armin Blasbichler - ORSON III, sheep taxidermy table, detail Armin Blasbichler - ORSON III, sheep taxidermy table, top view
Armin Blasbichler - ORSON II, deer taxidermy table, front view Armin Blasbichler - ORSON II, deer taxidermy table, top view, cover Armin Blasbichler - ORSON I, pig taxidermy table, close-up Armin Blasbichler - ORSON I, pig taxidermy table, top view Armin Blasbichler - ORSON I, pig taxidermy table, side view
Images © Armin Blasbichler 

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