Human Furniture

Van Mensvoort
December 16th 2011

This unpractical yet not less pretty anthropomorphic furniture piece was created by photographer David Blazques. We are clueless on whether it is in permanent use, yet it serves fine as our peculiar image(*) of the week.

(*) I stumbled on this image while preparing a lecture on Anthropomorphobia for the I Don't Know Where I Am Going But I Want To Be There symposium, this Saturday in Paradiso, Amsterdam.

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Posted 18/12/2011 – 08:10

Why do we not see a dangling penis?

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

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