If you are like me when you think of taxidermy you may think of Norman Bates basement. No? Just me. Cool.
Well if you are down with the art of taxidermy then you will love the new documentary coming to SXSW.
‘Stuffed’ is a documentary feature film about the surprising world of taxidermy. Told through the eyes and hands of acclaimed artists across the world, the film explores this diverse subculture, where sculptors must also be scientists, seeing life where others only see death.
From an all-female studio in Los Angeles that has elevated taxidermy to the forefront of fashion and modern art, to fine artists in the Netherlands, these passionate experts push creative boundaries. The film highlights a diversity of perspectives including an anatomical sculptor in South Africa and a big game taxidermist in Ohio. And, in an unexpected twist, ‘Stuffed’reveals the importance of preserving nature, using taxidermy as its unlikely vehicle, and the taxidermist as its wild driver.