As a designer in theatre, I enjoy the element of play, and believe a performance should be just as interactive for the audience as it is for the performers. In my work I like to look at space, how it changes in a performance, how it effects a performance and try to incorporate it into the narrative as much as possible.
I am a hardcore puppetry and mask enthusiast. I have worked for theatre companies such as 'Pointed Arrow' and 'Hope Street Limited', as well as TV 'BBC Horizon' and most recently Music Videos. I like to experiment with different styles of puppetry, also fusing styles together. Most of my work is made from recycled materials as I think it gives a fantastic old haggard dimension to the work.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
I am still looking at how I can make a good puppet from toilet roll tubes. Here are the feet which I have been playing with, changing, getting annoyed by tonight. The one on the far right is the last one I have done, and I think the most successful.
Whether this whole puppet will fit together is another story!
We are doing a project around emotions and using this as a very good and effective way of the youjng people understanding how to read an emotion simply by body language.