Dog puppet. Cat puppet. Ostrich puppet ? A small shrine. Note our human attempts at manipulation. Crouching down on a busy Brooklyn street, I saw this. I thought of the act of animating inanimate animals the flamboyant theatre of funerary ritual throughout East and South East Asia I thought of the materialization of the mystical, the mythological, the ancestral And then? the “strings”, seen or unseen, that dance us.