This is a composite video from a multi-channel installation.
The back room of the gallery is darkened with 5 video monitors set up around the perimeter. On 4 of the monitors are different chapters of the marionette walking through Oakland, from west to east, downtown, through the outlying neighborhoods and into the Redwood Forest. On the 5th monitor is the marionette navigating within the gallery space at night. This is the only time that he is shot from the front.
The process of filming the work in public became a performance as I operated the marionette through the public spaces, interacting with the many different people and characters we encountered.