|“A Daily Theatre”
Juxtaposing the two terms at the core of this project generates sparks, and
reveals multiple possible connections. This is the sign of a fortunate association,
facilitating reflections, images, interrogatives. We aim at analysing some of the themes
arising from the title Puppet & Design.
“Puppet & Design o Puppet vs Design?”
At the intersection of the two fields of investigation – puppet and design worlds – we, first of all, meet objects. Of the many presences that crowd the so-called puppetry, the “theatre of objects” is by definition that subset which immediately comes to meet us in reflection and practice.
“The magic of objects”
Placing an object on stage is like placing a single stone in a Japanese gravel garden. Just a few centimetres off, and the whole space dies. Once the right spot is found, the space’s energies are activated, and from that solitary stone waterfalls will descend like lines skilfully drawn by the rake.