PoliticalCircus

The Political Circus

Toronto, Ontario · 315 Sales

PoliticalCircus

The Political Circus

Toronto, Ontario 315 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(41)

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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PetraLeffler

PetraLeffler on 06 Mar, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The puppet was/is incredible! The focus on detail, the stitching around Kathleen's pants, and her jacket. AMAZING!!! The likeness, to Wynne, was unbelievable! Even if you lived elsewhere in the world, YOU could clearly tell, the puppet was Ms. Wynne!

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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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