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Burlington City Arts

Haisi Hu

 Haisi Hu, a native of China, works with narrative videos by using animated puppets, toys and mannequins. She creates sophisticated and flexible armatures for her characters and elaborate sets as backdrops for her stories. Haisi sculpted characters for her video, “On the Debris of Affluence” at The Barn, which is a story is about four people trapped inside a cathedral during a flood. Though based on the actions of figurines, the story captures the essence of the human condition by pairing an apocalyptic vision with enduring art historical detritus.