Puppetry Perspectives

An outdoor Devised puppetry performance based on the work od Dineo Seshee Bopape at RWCMD. 

We took influence from the textures and ritualistic themes within Dineo Seshee Bopape's instillations to create a puppetry performance...

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Experimentation

As a group we began this project by experimenting with different puppetry styles, this fish maquette was a key starting point. 

Moodboards

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Dineo Seshee Bopapes work
Beatriz Milhazes work

Rainbow Trout Puppet

For this Puppet I worked form a Maquette to create a one person fish puppet. I began by sketching and story boarding the performance with all the puppets involved. Then I started working out which materials would work and which wouldn't, creating a sculpt and assembling all the parts and rendering.

Skills: cutting wood with a jig saw, Plastazote 3D pattern cutting

Giant Betta Fish Puppet

I began by making a pattern but decided to make this puppet out of Willow. I then dyed the fabric the colours I chose and sprayed the Willow the same colours.

Fisherman

This fisherman was based on a mud man puppet that Rhianna Yates made in the earlier stages of this project, the fisherman came about gradually and I sculpted this drippy muddy face for the character.