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Puppet Perspectives

Puppet Designer and Maker
Devising and writing an original piece collaboratively


An Ou
tdoor Puppet Show - Anthony Hopkins Coutryard - RWCMD (2021)
 

Directors: Lucy Hall and Mark Parot

Group Leader: Céleste Langrée

Team: Anna Averof, Céleste Langrée, Sophia Madaffari, Alex Milledge and Steffan Matthias

Photographs: Simon Gough, Anna Averof and Céleste Langrée

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A woman escapes her village and embarks on a journey through alien landscapes. Encountering danger, beauty, connection and wilderness, she adapts to each new environment, picking up new behaviours and physical characteristics from the worlds she observes.

 

Will she be recognised when she returns? Can she ever belong to just one place?

Created in response to the Artes Mundi biennial exhibition (2021).

Our
team was inspired by the painter Firelei Báez.

 

Production Images:

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Scroll down for an overview my process

Research & Experimentation

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Story-building

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Initial narrative ideas: 

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  • A woman searching for belonging and adapting to new environments in order to belong

  • What if our bodies adapted to their environments? How would they evolve throughout a long journey?

  • Physical and cultural hybridisation

  • Experimenting with poetry to elicit new imagery

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Poem:

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  • Written by me

  • Concepts explored with Céleste Langree, Alex Milledge, Sophia Madaffari and Steffan Mathias

  • Using poetry to devise: idea initially explored in a workshop with Hanan Issa (National Poet of Wales), Lucy Hall and Mark Parot

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Making the Spiky Creature

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Created with Céleste Langrée
 

Making the Hairy Suit & Spiky Shell

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