Friday, January 7, 2011
This is a taxi. A Real taxi.
Giant Vulva Bicycle Taxi Is Freudian Wet Dream
Mimosa Pale invites her fellow citizens to climb into her vagina-themed bike taxi. Her intention is to protest the world’s fascination with phallic objects, and so three times a week she hits the streets of Helsinki.
Finnish artist Mimosa Pale feels the world is too man-parts-centric. We'd agree. However, we're not sure what to think about a form of protest that includes thrice weekly cruising the streets of Helsinki. inviting its inhabitants to take a ride by slipping inside her giant disembodied vagina mounted on top of her bike taxi. It'll invite discussion for sure, and yes, that is one of the expressed objectives for this mobile art and protest piece. But what does "Oh my god, there goes the giant vagina bike taxi again" do to help the distaff-first movement anyway?