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.
In this unconventional love story, puppets and performing objects are a primary through-line, as I explore the synesthetic relationship between objects and personalities, and ways that objects can occupy more than one meaning at any given time. Object of Her Affection is a visual narrative about human beings (flesh and blood) developing intimate relationships with inanimate things and the universal development and loss of relationships we encounter on our journey through life.
Object of Her Affection follows the emotional journey of protagonist, Andrea Lowe, after she has mysteriously fallen from a building. In her last moments, she reflects on her meaningful relationships starting with her first love, a baby’s blanket. (More)
In 2010 I stumbled upon footage of a woman who wanted to marry an amusement park ride. It was from Agnieszka Piotrowska’s BBC documentary, Strange Love: Married to the Eiffel Tower, which profiles the lives of objectum sexuals. While her story was unusual, there was something refreshingly relatable about her authenticity and earnestness. (More)
Folks responded to object-human love in surprisingly personal ways, often sharing anecdotes of significant objects in their lives and what they represent. Some disclosed complicated feelings towards their own identities: how they are perceived and see themselves in the world. (More)
Created by Marsian De Lellis
Director: Michele Spears
Lighting Design: Andrew Schmedake
Sound Design: Rebecca Kessin
Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
photo: Kelly Stuart
Los Angeles LGBT Center