(In)/Animate Objects: Press

Chronological press + media for (In)/Animate Objects

Riot Material
April 8, 2019

“De Lellis is stitching together biographies, lost dreams, found meaning, memorials, and a dark yet illuminative magic in their work.” (More)

Art + Cake
April 7, 2019

“must see!” (More)

March 21, 2019

De Lellis’ “(In)/Animate Objects Panel #1” had viewers staring for a long time at the massive collection of over a 1000 hand-sewn, hand-aged dolls – and that was just one piece. (More)

LA Weekly
March 14, 2019

“surreal juxtapositions of materials and images in their soulful and viscerally hybridized works.” (More)

October 8, 2018

There was a profound sense of innocence lost to it that felt bravely poignant and painful in light of the #metoo movement and all the ugly that’s come to light in the wake of our country electing (More)

COLA20 Catalog
August 19, 2017

“Meanwhile in other parts of the country, people think we’re all getting our asses bleached… stuck in our cars… or getting lip implants and stuff” (More)

LA Times High School Insider
July 4, 2016

“The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) brightens up considerably as Marsian De Lellis sweeps in with an outfit adorned with decayed dolls to match [their] piece, In/Animate Objects.” (More)

May 19, 2016

“and even a particularly unsettling performance piece by De Lellis—which made one pretty puzzled woman get down on the floor and stare at it upside down.” (More)

COLA Catalog

While they are often the target of passing gapes and psychological rubbernecking, De Lellis erects a roadside attraction for them at the crossroads between object performance and performance art (a terrain he has dubbed “puppetry adjacent”). (More)


(In)/Animate Objects was made possible with funding from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and through fabrication and assistance from numerous individuals.