The Afro Asian Action Figure Meets the Juju Stick
2006
Video
5:14 minutes

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The Afro Asian Action Figure Meets the Juju Stick examines how a totemic object, The Juju Stick, can transform a representation, The Afro Asian Action Figure, into an actual human. The two works featured in the video started with common toys and each make guesses as to how these things might be interpreted by future civilizations longing for a legendary past.

“The rhythms created by the post-civilization device transforms the prototype for the super chimera into a living, breathing being, beautiful and pleased to be alive.” Imagery in the video implies a Pygmalion/Galatea relationship between the bearer of the stick and the figure, the outcome being a living, breathing woman.

 



The Afro Asian Action Figure Meets the Juju Stick, 2006