this is a late post for the first assignment for the <a href=”http://itp.nyu.edu/~ib534/papo/resources.html”>puppets & performing objects class</a>, we are asked to make a glove puppet. Mine took inspiration from Paul Klee’s hand puppets. I wanted it to look tribal, ugly, scary and theatrical.
I teamed up with Owen to make our 2-minute puppet performance. His puppet is a dying old man. Mine looked scary so I named him death. I also took inspiration from Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. More specifically the first scene where Death came to tell the knight his time is coming to an end. Our performance is titled ‘ no one can escape death’
Owen’s ‘dying old man’: he inserted a tube inside the puppet’s body so he can simulate the old man’s weak breathing —- genius!
my ‘death’: (thanks to owen for the pictures)
This is a Samurai who cannot pick sides. It is a character derived from the advertisement for a television show that reads: “You cannot be half a gangster” because that is so true!!!! And he is from space. He is made from Sculpey, wire, and a dress I sewed for him out of Casablanca printed cotton fabric and stretchy silver fabric. (I will get another picture up!).
Hello! Here’s my puppet documentation: http://sanniti-itp-papo.posterous.com/
This guy is made of card board, dowels, ribbon, filament, umbrella parts a spring and a little bit of fabric. He’s got a spring mechanism for his mouth so that it opens and closes. He has mechanisms for his wings and legs made from umbrella parts so that he can extend and retract each for an impressive wingspan. The design was inspired by the artwork of aj fosik.