PoliticalCircus

The Political Circus

Toronto, Ontario | 369 Sales

PoliticalCircus

The Political Circus

Toronto, Ontario 369 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (47)
Gabe Thirlwall

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Gabe Thirlwall

Announcement    It's The Political Circus! Live from Canada! Finger puppets of all of your favourite politicians! Collect them all!

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Last updated on 15 Sep, 2016

It's The Political Circus! Live from Canada! Finger puppets of all of your favourite politicians! Collect them all!

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The Political Circus is a pop art project aimed at public engagement in politics. The project began in 2007, after I moved to Ottawa, as a collection Canadian politician finger puppets. It has since grown into an interactive project, with site specific installations and academic collaborations.

The Political Circus was conceived from a desire to make politics relevant to audiences beyond political parties and organized social movements. Art is an accessible entry into politics; “puppet politicians” are especially straightforward concepts. Canadian politics is traditionally communicated through static media: TV, radio and print. My work, on the other hand, is tactile, interactive and fun.

My primary medium is silkscreen on mixed textiles.

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