Untitled (puppets: we are the mods)

2003

David, Enrico
Enrico David is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work includes film and live performance, but also handcrafted objects. In the past, many of his works were produced collaboratively with other artists, often taking the form of staged, theatrical performances – themes that are also evident in his sculptural work. Untitled (puppets: we are the mods) was, as the artist has stated, ‘created in 2003 as the potential subject of a video animation to a musical score by Mark Leckey. Based on an earlier piece of sculpture (Untitled subjects, 2001), we filmed the puppets on stage of a nightclub with each figure manoeuvred by the members of the music collective donAteller, a “real” band including Mark Leckey, Bonnie Camplin, Ed-Laliq, Nick Relph and myself.’ David had planned to film the puppets in the sculpture bursting into flames, but the video was never completed, and were used instead to create this sculptural piece, reminiscent of the box works of Joseph Cornell.
  • Artwork Details: 85 x 65 x 12cm
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  • Material description: glass and wood
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC15/2005

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