Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Naughty Puppets! So NSFW



My friend Basil Twist is involved in bringing these amazing puppets to New York.

From the website:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux7uywhWZIA

July 28-August 2, 2009

Grotesque. Charming. Sordid. Tiny.

Los Grumildos are automated puppets, miniature beings that skulk about a world somewhere between Victorian dollhouse and red light district. The brainchildren of Peruvian artist Ety Fefer finally land in North America at HERE Arts Center, after four years of touring catacombs, suburbs, festivals, and bars in Europe.

This voyeuristic experience was inspired by the characters that inhabit the shady areas of downtown Lima, Peru. Fefer creates a kind of magical world that serves as a home for these marginal creatures that tend to be rejected and despised by society. The hyperrealist details of each plasticine puppet bring out their most intimate feelings, but the narrative is left to the viewers.

A 30-minute self-guided tour. Half-installation, half-kinetic theater. $7 only. 6 nights only.

http://www.here.org/see/now/

3 comments:

caprice said...

They're really great! Take flashlight to really see inside the house.

Dad.. said...

So weird and intriguing! I couldn't stop watching!!

James Bent said...

It's funny, because I came on here to try and write a story about Burlesque, and then got hooked by the word "hyperrealist" - went and looked it up and wrote a story about Jorge Melicio instead, who is a hyperrealist sculptor.

I like the idea of portraying "the life", the day-to-day and not just the show, which I feel is part of of the Naughty Puppets.

James - <a href="http://jamesbent.com/blog>Outre</a> | daily offbeat fiction, soon to feature Burlesque!