Pablo Cano on the Seven Wonders of the Western World

Performance Artist PABLO CANO transforms antiques, junk and household items into vivacious, mysterious and provocative marionettes. Seven Wonders of the Modern World, a collaboration with writer CARMEN PELAEZ and dancer/choreographer KATHERINE KRAMER was performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami ( The artist describes the his adoption of the medium of sculptural theater - in the form of marionette productions. He is briefly joined by his two collaborators.

In this brief snippet, CANO describes the conception of one vital character, shown below in miniature as a maquette - and full-scale in the performance. Called the Satellite Ballerina Strategic Defense Initiative, the marionette is based on Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami's director, BONNIE CLEARWATER). Music by Vienna Hofburg Orchestra.

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