Visitors at the Romanian pavilion within the La Biennale di Venezia International Architecture exhibit in Italy will be able to see an automated puppet show and a set of closed scenarios. The exhibit will be open between May 28-November 27,2016.
The project was created by Tiberiu Bucsa, Gal Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Arama, Oana Matei and Andrei Durloi. The automated show has 7 mechanical automata with 42 built in marionettes. 37 of the marionettes are human and 5 are creatures. Three of the automata will be located in the Romanian Pavilion in Giardini and another three in the New Gallery of the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research. Finally, one marionette will be wandering around Venice.
The theme behind the project is focused on the stereotype of the manipulator and the one being manipulated, as well as looking at what are stereotypes and if people actually generate them through their behaviour.