PoliticalCircus

The Political Circus

Toronto, Ontario · 358 Sales

PoliticalCircus

The Political Circus

Toronto, Ontario 358 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(42)

PoliticalCircus is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hey folks! I am on Holidays. Back mid-July.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 30 Jun, 2018

Hey folks! I am on Holidays. Back mid-July.

Gabe Thirlwall

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About

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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