An item made to be sold in the context of a war museum shop in London. A damaged/incomplete puppet that needs to be repaired/assembled by the user. Oppositional to our usual consumerism it emphasises improvisation, customisation and an acceptance of flaws. By buying one of the characters a donation is made to support reliev organisations that are active in operational zones. In opposition to dull mass produced merandising products, that are such as pens or camouflage erasers, these items try to include some of the content the visitor has experienced during his visit in a museum. Items in a museum shop are often souveniers people buy to remember a nice day out with their family, the products should therefore reflect the experience of the cultural place of the museum, rather than being labeled objects that do not relate to the topic of the museum at all.
© 2006 Mathias Hahn