This is the original teaser for Baby Marx, an ongoing project by Pedro Reyes that explores the intersection of mass entertainment, ideology and contemporary art. The teaser was produced for the Yokohama Triennial in Japan in 2008, and was followed by a television pilot shot in Mexico City in 2009. Reyes worked closely with Japanese master puppeteer Takumi Ota for over a year to design and build the puppets, which Reyes explains as crafted “to cast the personality of a character in the simplest form […] a silhouette.”
Read an interview with Reyes about the project here.
The final version of Baby Marx is on view at the Walker August 11 – November 27, 2011.