Photographs by Polly Borland. Poem by Nick Cave.
Other Criteria/White Cube, 2008. 100 pp., Numerous illustrations, 12¾x12".
'Bunny' documents a project by the internationally renowned photographer Polly Borland. This publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition 'Bunny' which will take place at Michael Hoppen Contemporary in 2008. It takes the viewer through an assemblage of photographs of a giant woman called Gwen that explore femininity and deconstruct the idea of the bunny girl of the playboy world.
The book constructs the 'Bunny' story with pictorial intelligence and an understanding of the full potential of photography as art form with narrative displacement and construct. Bunny also includes a witty and seductive short poem by Nick Cave, and an equally funny and eccentric modern fairytale by Will Self: 'Well now, the bunny was a silly thing and not quite right. She didn't look like a proper bunny, she had pink fur and her muzzle was sort of bulgy and cartoonish.'