Simon Fujiwara Fabulous Beasts (English Rabbit)
Bound fur in custom made clamshell box
38 x 29 x 7 cm
15 x 11.4 x 3 in.
64 x 29 x 7 cm
25 x 11.4 x 3 in.
"English Rabbit" was made entirely from a single fur coat purchased in Berlin and produced after 1950. The coat was first deconstructed into its tailor pattern parts before being shaved in several places to reveal the archaeology of it’s production including manufacturers stamps, patchwork detail, dye marks and skin diseases, blemishes and the handwriting of the producers. The hides were then sewn back together and bound into a book. In its new state this once luxury commodity to be worn transform into a book to be ‘read’ – communicating its own production story not as narrative or information but through its own perverse sensuality. SF