TINKEBELL. provokes by exemplifying the blind spots
of modern society. She confronts a public that revels in being
indignant about everything that has nothing to do with them, but at
the same time is very apologetic about their own actions. She
questions why millions of male chicks are brutally killed every
day, but she gets arrested for threatening to do the same in
public. Why are people who openly discuss the lowering of the
sexual age of consent treated as vile pedophiles, but are 'barely
18' websites intensely popular?
By turning her own cat into a handbag she tries to
show people their own hypocrisy about the use of animals for
consumption and leather production. If anything, her works form a
extreme incentive for the discussion of our morals and the way
society is developing.
These actions often leave her with a lot of negative
feedback. From all corners of the web people have used the relative
anonimity of the internet to send her the most foul death wishes.
Fascinated by the enormous anger and cruelty of these messages, she
tried to find the people behind them. To her surprise these were
ordinary people living ordinary lives. For these people the
internet was a faceless funnel for their anger, a one-click way of
justifying their indignance. TINKEBELL's reaction to this flood of
hatemail was publicizing a book, called 'dearest TINKEBELL,', in
wich she identifies these anonimous criticasters. In this way she
defies the awkward position of an artiston the internet. She no
longer is just the reciever of all this faceless anger, but takes
charge in responing to it.