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Volatile Art

Exploding Teddy Bears

— November 7, 2008 — Pop Culture
The latest issue of Kilimanjaro Magazine includes a feature in which teddy bears are exploded in the name of art. The photos were shot by Dan Tobin Smith, and the art was directed by Kilimanjaro magazine founder Olu Odukoya.

Creative Review's online feature about Kilimanjaro Magazine includes a video of one of the bears exploding during the process of creating the Exploding Teddy photo-story; unfortunately, it isn't able to be embedded.

Implications - Exploding teddy bears in the name of art is a unique concept that echos some kind of lost innocence in a very visual way. Have a gander at the exploding stuffed animal art and see how it makes you feel.
Trend Themes
1. Explosive Art - The unique concept of exploding teddy bears in the name of art showcases the potential of explosive art to captivate audiences through visually engaging methods.
2. Visual Shock Value - The use of exploding teddy bears as a form of art highlights the disruptive innovation opportunity for visually shocking methods to captivate and engage audiences.
3. Subversive Art - The incorporation of explosives into the creation of teddy bear art presents a trend towards subversive and unconventional art forms that can help artists stand out and make an impact.
Industry Implications
1. Fine Arts - The use of explosive art techniques can offer new avenues for experimentation and exploration within traditional fine art practices.
2. Advertising - Visual shock value techniques used in art like exploding teddy bears can be leveraged for use in advertising to capture audience attention and create memorable campaigns.
3. Toy Manufacturing - The incorporation of explosive motifs in toy design and marketing can offer a disruptive innovation opportunity for toy manufacturers to create new products that engage modern audiences with bold and unconventional approaches.
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