"Kitten" is a work in the Baby Bunnies series by TINKEBELL.
The Baby Bunnies series provides an analysis of the consumptive
attitude that (post)modern man has taken on in relation to
The pet is developing from 'man's best friend' into a completely
commodified article of consumption.
Pets are no longer bred purely for their function (think of for
instance the duck hunt) but are also selected on their aesthetic
value and the way in which the animal will fit its (future) urban
Hypoallergenic cats and phospholuminescent fish are just some of
the tragic examples of this process.
We're currently witnessing a development which is focused on
creating the 'perfect' pet.
Due to breeding programs and genetic manipulation, we can recreate
the pet into its 'ultimate', fantasy-based form, asresembled by
(plastic) toy pets: Smooth skinned or fluffy. Candy pink or with
'natural' color patches, featuring big shiny eyes
and/or limbs you can manipulate.
Mankind has been trying to dominate the animal kingdom for
millennia and this ongoing endeavour will eventually result in the
A pet that can be adjusted to the wishes and desires of its owner.
A pet that will be the perfect accessory in daily (social)