Margot Robbie Panties Infused Vodka is prototype for a series of limited edition panties infused vodka bottles containing used underwear belonging to famous Hollywood actresses. (In this case Margot Robbie from Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall St.) The actresses who donate their used panties will receive 50% of sales from their bottle. This project stems from my interest in film memorabilia and the way objects representing people who portray fictional characters are consumed by audiences. Panties are highly fetishized and commodified objects and symbolize an attempt to satiate a voyeuristic longing. In this context the panties become a metaphor for the essence or narrative associated with the subject's sexuality and the bottling of the is a potent symbol of the distillation of a projected fantasy. Unlike the common practice of celebrities marketing the idea of their scent or essence in wearable lines of fragrance, in this work an intimate artifact belonging to the subject is distilled in a consumable product that is literally intoxicating. The audience (the highest bidder) is invited to indulge in a cocktail of fantasy and escapism or to keep the work preserved. As a vintage of the year the panties were worn (and perhaps the movie they were working on when they were wearing them), the panties are bottled and preserved for prosperity.
Any actresses interested in collaborating on this should contact me through the website.