What Plushies Look Like Turned Inside Out



Anyone who grew up with older siblings, especially older brothers, might already be familiar with the concept behind this series of photographs by Samuel Coendet and Lea Gerber of the design group Atelier Volvox-stuffed animals look weird, completely different, disturbing even, when they're cut open and turned inside out.

I am an older brother, and I will admit to some Barbie decapitations and other doll oriented mishaps, but I never had the heart to cut open my kid sister's beloved plushy pets. To her, these things were like a pet that didn't make noise and needed very little care, and yet somehow she loved them like they were living creatures, at least until middle school.

I think that's what intrigues me about this series, the fact that some people will have a visceral reaction to seeing plushies treated this way, coupled with the fact that it will evoke childhood memories from the same and others, makes this series a study in surreal nostalgia, which is how I felt when I was a kid. How about you?

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My first reaction (as the oldest child) was that I wished I'd thought of that when I was a kid. My brother would have had nightmares for months. Not that I'd ever do something so horrible of course ;)
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It's vaguely creepy in the sense that they're crude representations of living things which are being "abused", but since they're inanimate objects, it doesn't bother me at all.

Now if someone was turning a child's (or a specific one that had sentimental meaning from childhood for an adult) treasured toy inside out, that would be a whole different situation,
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It didn't bother me, to be honest, but then I've made or repaired so many stuffed animals that I'm used to seeing them inside and stuffing-less. What bothers me is that they are wanting to consider this art.
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