You Can’t Sit With Us Music Doll
The title of this plastic doll is; You can’t sit with us. Why, you ask of us at Mimi Berlin? Well, obviously this doll is holding two chairs; one for her friend Elise and one for herself. We know she keeps a chair for Elise because of the tune she’s able to play. By pulling the thingy on the bottom of her body, between her legs, a musicbox will be playing Beethoven’s Bagatelle nr. 25 in a-minor, WoO 59, commonly known as Für Elise
Everything but the kitchen sink
This pink doll is made out of early plastics allsorts, dating from around the 50s and 60s and later. She’s part of Mimi Berlin’s Everything but the kitchen sink series; Dolls and faces made of found and leftover plastics.
This work is a small sidestep from Mimi Berlin’s ‘Important Bagatelles’ or ‘Toys for Girls’ project. A sidestep, or project, in the sense of that these aren’t abstract objects. Also they are visibly assembled and each product we used is still identifiable.