In Rubber Breasts Willing to Bring Teacups and Roll Away Fire and Bombs, Fahrenholz remixes content found online. Even the title is a reassembly of Sylvia Plath’s The Applicant. A poem in which a man is interviewed and groomed before he is offered a wife who is both a loyal servant and a “living doll” — an obviously impossible combo. Might as well rely on a hologram bride in a box that doubles as your alarm clock.
Fahrenholz scoured websites like Etsy and Alibaba for images of dolls of the ice queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. Elsa doesn’t really fit into narrative stereotypes, especially those of Disney. She has no suitor, except for maybe Anna, her spunky sister who spends much of the two films searching for her. But despite her low libido, Elsa went viral. Sites like Etsy are saturated with Elsa ephemera — wigs, clothes, toys and dolls.
Fahrenholz takes images of Elsa dolls and combines them through rules of assembly based on the collective drawing exercise, the exquisite corpse.