Ruptura/ Rupture
Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
Saturday, August 24 • 2-6 PM
Rain Date: Sunday, August 25 • 2-6PM

Join artist Ernesto Oroza in exploring an archive of materials reuse through radical puppet theater. ‘Ruptura’ incorporates more than 80 hand puppets holding machine spare-parts gathered from Cuban households over the last 5 years. These machine spare-parts were used to repair mixers, fans, washing machines, coffee machines, and pressure cookers imported by the Cuban government from China, Korea, Spain, and The Soviet Union, among others. The project interrogates repair and reuse – considering these tactics as techno-political positioning and a critical approach to commodification of the contemporary industrial object. Through participation and manipulation of the puppets, the audience becomes an actor of the work.

‘Ruptura’ is made possible with support from Oolite Arts – #OoliteArts  @OoliteArts

This program is part of artist Rafael Domenech’s sculpture and bookmaking project ‘Las Palabras son Muros [Pavilion for Astoria].’


‘Las Palabras son Muros [Pavilion for Astoria]’ is made possible with generous support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Admission to the Park’s grounds, exhibitions, and programs is FREE.

The Park’s address is 32-01 Vernon Boulevard / Long Island City, NY 11106. Our main entrance is located at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway. You can also enter through the gate at the north end of the Park on Vernon Boulevard. 
There will be a free tabloid available for distribution containing the play script, and t-shirts for sale