Kirsty Boyle: Ningyo

  • ©, Kirsty Boyle, Ningyo

Artist Statement:


    “As one of the three ISEA2013 exhibitions closes this week, I found myself reflecting on the artworks and wondering at the possible connections to our collection. One of the most unusual works to experience in Synapse | a selection was Kirsty Boyle’s video Ningyo. In a grainy video shot to convey memory or recollection, the artist and the mechanism of a ningyo (translated as puppet, person or effigy from Japanese) are depicted in close association with each other. Over 8 minutes, Boyle coddles, plays with and eventually demonstrates how the mechanisms of the ningyo work”. _Deborah Turnbull, assistant curator Powerhouse Museum

    Source: powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2013/07/the-automaton-early-robot-or-uber-puppet (21.06.2015)


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