Jordan Wolfson's Creation Features a Giant Fast-Moving Puppet

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 20, 2016
References: jordanwolfson.org & design-milk
New York-based artist Jordan Wolfson created an exhibit for the David Zwirner Gallery that shows a terrifying 7-foot tall puppet in chains that's controlled by a computer to move around the gallery and accompanied by incredibly loud audio.

'When a Man Loves a Woman' by Percy Sledge plays for about a minute while the robotic marionette dolls moves throughout the exhibit -- this being just one of the audio clips of the 15 minute intervals that the doll is shown for. Jordan Wolfson's exhibit is meant to be confusing, with the enormous puppet flying through the air in sporadic movements -- sometimes slowly and gracefully and most other times with violent sudden drags and drops. Facial recognition software makes it so the eyes of the doll are always on its spectators, adding to the creepy effect of the exhibit.