In 2004 TINKEBELL. made a purse out of her dearest cat Pinkeltje.
Pinkeltje was a 'depressed cat' who couldnt be left at home alone.
By killing her and making her into a purse, TINKEBELL. could carry
her always with her.
In 2005 TINKEBELL. was asked to present a D.I.Y. 'workshop' during
the 'Biggest Visual Power Show' in Paradiso,
Amsterdam (N.L.) and at the same time she published a website
online with this same manual. Later she presented the same workshop
during The Biggest Visual Power Show in Eindhoven (NL), Zolverein
(DE) and L.A. (U.S.)
The extensive attention her project 'My dearest cat Pinkeltje'
received from activists and the media demonstrates that this
approach certainly meets with its share of resistance. In this
project, she killed her cat with own hands and then had it stuffed
and made into a hand bag as a product for consumption, thereby
directly bridging the gap between house pet and animal for
consumption/production and thus painfully bringing the matter to
light. A collection of the threats generated by this and other
projects was later published in the book 'Dearest TINKEBELL,'.