The new domestic narrative workshop.
Looking for hands is a puppet show resulting of a five days workshop developed in Madrid within the framework of the European Project Puppets & Design in collaboration with the Italian designer, Luca Brucculeri, together with a selection of students from the different IED Madrid`s undergraduate schools of interior, graphic, fashion and product design.
The Workshop was held at the IED Innovation Lab facilities and had the collaboration of the Italian-Spanish film and animation producer, Zampanò and the Slovenian puppet designer, Spela Trobec.
During the Workshop The new domestic Narrative, the students used various objects of a domestic nature to create a short theater work, including its narrative, scenography, shadow theater and subsequent production of sounds and lighting. Each object has been analyzed in a collective brainstorming to give them personality and create a story for each one of them. The result is shown in this video: “Looking for hands”
“LOOKING FOR HANDS”
Looking for Hands is a story about how some household objects, found forgotten inside a box, interact with each other looking for a way to escape.
The protagonist, Igor, is a vintage camera suffering from PTSD disorder. Igor emotionally connects with other objects through his traumatic memories of the war. Experiences with its former owner, a photojournalist from the Korean War.
Igor shows these memories to Bob Scotch, a very nervous sponge who on several occasions cannot contain the urge to urinate everything. Floriana, a colorful flower, quickly gains the trust of Igor and Bob with her sympathy, and the three of them create a strong friendship.
Suddenly, UFO appears on the scene, an unidentified and very scandalous flying object with many lights and noises that tries to hijack the objects with its powerful bi-color light. Floriana, bravely, knocks him down and when he falls to the ground he begins to sound terribly creating chaos. The noise alerts the humans who live in the house, including Frederic, the owner, who quickly approaches the box and, in the attempt to stop the alarm, discovers all these forgotten objects. With his hands he carefully cleans them, arranges them and returns to the use for which they were created, and they longed for so much.
The production is a mix between shadow theater and object theater. With few resources and the simple movement of the hands, it has been possible to give life to these objects so that they tell their stories and memories, being able to express the personality that each one carries within them. The scenography with its different environments and lights, accompany this visual narration in a simple way but at the same time loaded with meaning.
Looking for hands is a production created by a group of IED students and directed by Italian designer Luca Hugo Brucculeri in collaboration with Spela Trobec, Giovanni Maccelli (Zamapanò film production) and the support of IED Madrid.
Igor – Vintage Camera
Bob Scotch – Scotch Brite
Floriana – Flower Plush
UFO – Securitas Alarm
Frederic – The human
Luca Hugo Brucculeri
Design and general production
IED Madrid undergraduate students: Susana Llinas Pollet, Natalia Gómez Quiroga, Alessandro Bobbio Russian, Laura Ortíz Potes, Daniela Beizaga, Carolina Vinueza León and Aitor Gabirondo, with Luca Hugo Brucculeri.
Alessandro Bobbio Russian and Giovanni Maccelli (Zampanó).
Luca Hugo Brucculeri and IED Madrid undergraduate students: Susana Llinas Pollet, Natalia Gómez Quiroga, Alessandro Bobbio Russian, Laura Ortíz Potes, Daniela Beizaga, Carolina Vinueza León and Aitor Gabirondo
Susana Llinas Pollet, Natalia Gómez Quiroga, Alessandro Bobbio Russian, Laura Ortíz Potes, Daniela Beizaga, Carolina Vinueza León and Aitor Gabirondo
Luca Hugo Brucculeri and Aitor Gabirondo
Nathalia Gómez Quiroga
Video and post production
Mikel Sáenz de Santa María
Graphic design by communication
Special thanks to:
Spela Trobec – Visual and Puppet Designer (Slovenia)
Zampanó and Giovanni Maccelli – Film Production (Spain – Italy)
Enrique González de la Aleja – Phoilosopher (Spain)
IED Madrid Undergraduate design schools, General Services and IED Studio.
IED Innovation Lab – IED Spain