Nasher Public: Celia Eberle


Celia Eberle’s Nasher Public installation addresses issues of power, propaganda, and the threat of manipulation through her installation of Waiting for Robot (2022), a giant robotic hand puppeteering a number of tiny dancing sculptures to a soundtrack of original techno music. Nearby, a floating castle of bones titled Promise (2022) represents escapist dreams of superior wealth, the promise of a heavenly afterlife, and a reason to keep dancing, as the artist describes. Evoking cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and classic children’s puppet shows, Eberle’s installation questions who is pulling the strings on our perceived reality.