This is Not a Time for Dreaming

Without the [will] of manipulators and audience alike, puppets cannot sustain an illusion of life – Matthew Isaac Cohen, The Art of Puppetry

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The finished product will be ready at all four locations by January 20, the day on which Trump takes the oath of office and is officially sworn in as president

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Sculptors use hundreds of photographs and measurements in order to gain precise dimensions for their likenesses

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[P]uppetry almost inevitably involves more rather than less ego… Rolande Duprey, one of the manipulators of [Pierre Huyghe’s] This is Not a Time for Dreaming, writes… how puppeteers were requested ‘to “rehearse” certain pieces, [but] when the actual filming came about, Pierre would re-direct and re-rehearse us, changing blocking.’ Huyghe stopped the first performance of the piece before a live audience and a film camera for half an hour to work ‘with the soundman to get the sound right. This would never have happened in real theatre,’ recounted Duprey – Matthew Isaac Cohen, The Art of Puppetry

The reversibility of appearance and reality is the only means of artistic access to the real, Pirandello