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Hala Tawil

Department: Contextual Design
Website: halatawil.com

GRADUAL UNEASE

WHAT
These ambiguous objects play with perception as they balance on the border between innocence, sex and food.

WHY
Childish imagery of cartoons and toys have something strangely in common ground with that of erotic imagery, says Hala Tawil. Both represent the world in a perfect and delicious manner. ‘Gradual Unease’ investigates this type of kitschy imagery, and the mechanisms of desire that lie underneath.

HOW
The forms of these glossy meats and sweets were inspired by the food Hala spotted in children’s cartoons. Made of resin-coated papier- mâché, they create their own fun setting in a slightly unsettling way, which is emphasised by their strangely small scale.

QUOTE
Where do we draw the line between what we need and what we want?

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp