Los Angeles Downtown News (Los Angeles)

On October 8, 2018, Downtown News featured Object of Her Affection in their ‘Don’t Miss’ List.

Object of Her Affection is a solo object and puppet-based performance art piece centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.

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Photo: Rafael Hernandez

What do a baby’s blanket, a hunting rifle, the Berlin Wall and the Golden Gate Bridge have in common? On the surface, nothing, but in Marsian De Lellis’ Object of Her Affection, a lot. Part of the sixth edition of the Los Angeles Exchange Festival, the puppet-powered performance tells the unconventional love story between a woman and the objects that have popped up during her life. Mounted at Chinatown’s Automata theater and told with a bit of humor, De Lellis tackles sexual identity and the relationship between objects and humans. The show began Sept. 27 and concludes this week with four 8 p.m. performances on Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 10-13. At 504 Chung King Road or performancepractice.la.

Downtown LA News, Sean P. Thomas.