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Architecture Lessons from Finger Puppets in Echo Park

New York Times design writer Brooke Hodge recently caught a performance by the Belarusian-Israeli artist Yelena Zhelezov at Iko Iko, the Sunset Boulevard art gallery/retail space (Zhelezov is studying puppetry at CalArts). There's video (unembeddable) of the performance, which involves finger puppets and of which Hodge describes as "three 'situations,' each of which had a connection to architecture and urban design." We see some houses and an apartment building in there, and we're told the protagonist of the mini-play is an architecture-loving bear who gets arrested for a fashion crime. Hodge calls the performance captivating and hilarious but smartly declines to take a stab at the larger meaning. Image via NY Times
· Seeing Things: Yelena Zhelezov's Finger Puppets [NY Times]
· Yelena Zhelezov [Official Site]