Blow up dolls: they’re sold all over the world in sex shops and catalogues. Who buys them? Nobody ever admits to buying one, let alone using one, but still they are produced in vast quantities, in sweatshops of developing nations, producing byproducts of pollution as they manufacture the desire byproducts of shame. Constructed to represent fetishized image of pornography, which in turn are commodified representation of a media idea, which in turn are produced as idols to a hungry culture fed on individuals’ insecurity, fears and inadequacies.
The dolls and parts are interchangeable, like the notion of beauty standards, so why not take them to the next step and click them together like an IKEA furniture?
If these objects, artifacts of post-industrial desire make you uncomfortable, why?
If they make you laugh, why?
Midori’s art gives exhibition goers the chance to be up close and personal with these objects of derision. Her art is approachable and interactive; people are encouraged to play with it and in doing so find the humor and pathos of a plastic woman.