Jennifer Rubell: Nutcrackers

Jennifer Rubell's latest interactive installation titled "Nutcrackers" consists of 18 life-size mannequins that have been retooled to function as a nutcracker. Visitors interact with each sculpture by placing a pecan in the mannequin’s inner thigh, then pushing down the upper leg to crack it open. The installation was inspired by nutcrackers depicting female figures - and in particular one found on the internet of Hillary Clinton. Jennifer says, "These interactive sculptures embody the two polar stereotypes of female power: the idealized, sexualized nude female form; and the too-powerful, nut-busting ├╝berwoman. "

 Find out more about Jennifer's work here.

via [Juxtapoz]