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EMESIS Stick -15cm X 2.5cm X 3cm 

Packaging- 16cm X 4cm X 4cm 

Paper, Wood, Super Sculpey, Acrylic, Graphic Design 

a Prototype and concept packaging for fake brand EMESIS' bulimia sticks. You stick the EMESIS stick down your throat to induce nausea and regurgitate recently 
ingested food. The packaging is made to look like packaging from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

“We go down your throat so you don’t have to!!!”

“The easiest way to induce nausea-Have your finger ever come up short when trying to induce nausea? Then EMESIS bulimia sticks are for you. Its smooth surface is perfect for going down your throat painlessly and with ease. Fitted with a wooden grip and made from non-toxic materials it’s perfectly safe.”

"WARNING- Extended use may result in further mental illness, mainly Anorexia"

EMESIS is a FAKE product designed by me, Franscois Potgieter, for an art project. I will not be held responsible for any injury sustained from trying to use EMESIS or any objects that may have been inspired by EMESIS. The project’s aim is not to mock Bulimia or any one suffering from said illness. It’s merely an elaborate comment on the ever increasing commercialization of taboo subject matter. If you feel violated or insulted by this particular piece feel free to contact me @

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