Object designed for the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A transparent bag in the shape of a silhouetted teddy bear is filled with what appears to be blood and mounted upright on a white plastic base to which it is attached by a tube.
'Is this your future' is a twelve-part installation commissioned from Fiona Raby and Tony Dunne for the Energy Gallery at the Science Museum in 2004. The installation imagined three possible scenarios for alternative future energy use: hydrogen, recycled human poo, and animal blood. Each scenario is presented through a photograph of a family using the alternative energy, alongside 2 or 3 objects. The photographs were taken by Jason Evans, the objects were produced or sourced by Dunne & Raby.
This object forms part of the scenario for using animal blood, in which domestic animals are used to produce energy. The radio would be powered by blood and is in the shape of a teddy bear, designed to be more appealing to children. It features in the accompanying photograph.