|2009-01-10 - 2009-02-27|
CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery presented a new work by Pedro Reyes (b. 1972), who lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.
Counterfactual history attempts to answer “what if” questions. It seeks to explore historical incidents that did not happen or had an outcome which was different from that which did in fact occur. One step farther is to imagine the encounter of historical figures that didn’t have the chance to meet but which we would like to bring together in a hypothetical debate. In similar fashion BABY MARX brings together the main philosophers that have advocated either for Socialism or Capitalism as a primer on the main politico-economical ideas that have shaped the World in the past two centuries. In this TV project each character (in its incarnation as a puppet) holds a different view and wishes to persuade the other of his own.
In the installation in CCA Project Gallery, the public was able to see a theatrical teaser introducing the main characters of the story as well as the puppets that were made with a Japanese master puppet maker.
Pedro Reyes stayed at CCA Kitakyushu as Professor of Research Program from December 15, 2008 to January 9, 2009.
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