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Cardiff and Miller's kinetic installation The Marionette Maker comprises a full-scale vintage caravan that houses a myriad of characters in a haunting environment. The interior of the trailer reveals the fantastic world of a marionette maker (a marionette himself), who is hunched over a desk drafting designs attempting to create life around him. A full replica of Cardiff lies sleeping at one end of the trailer surrounded by small moving creatures in a scene reminiscent of Gulliver's travels. Perhaps the absent inhabitant of the caravan, the user of the dirty coffee cups, the real maker himself amuses himself by trying to create life while waiting for his sleeping companion to wake.
 
Credits

Originally produced for the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2014

Build: Robyn Moody, Maryke Simmonds, Morag Rahn-Cambell, Carlo Crovato, Jeff Person, Eric Kutschker Risa Bissenden

Production Organization: Zev Tiefenbach

Tonmeister: Titus Maderlechner

Mannikin by; Lindala Schminken FX Inc.

Marionette Maker Theme composed by Cardiff and Miller

Percussion: Connor Johnson

Toy piano, Guitar, Piano, Synths: Cardiff and Miller

Bass, Piano: Titus Maderlechner

Op. 6: VI "None But the Lonely Heart" music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with words by Goethe.

Performed by Galina Vishnevskaya & Mstislav Rostropovich

Thanks to Bowers and Wilkens.

 
 
 
VIDEO CLIP
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CARDIFF & MILLER

Materials: Mixed media installation including caravan, marionettes, robotics, audio, and lighting

Dimensions: 184" (height) x 222" (width), x 130" (length)

Duration: Approximately 14 minutes, looped