Chicago-based duo Cupola Bobber create work using a slow process of collaboration, research, and rehearsal. Mixing homespun engineering and bumbling wit, their work surprises viewers with its detail, humour, and care. With an eye on vaudeville, the night sky, and this note: “If I die, my knowledge may die with me”, Cupola Bobber investigate the stars, the railroad, and their memories in a struggle to pinpoint something infinitely satisfying.
Using intricate lo-fi mechanics, they convert a confined interior into an expansive nightscape, a universe out of cardboard. The light goes from bright to twilight to night… stars dancing together, disparate elements resolve in the kind of beauty that makes you sigh.
“A coup de theatre of rare sublimity” – The Chicago Reader