FREE sessions – PuppetPower 2020

FREE sessions at Puppet Power 2020: Puppets go Existential and ONLINE.
Learn some Blackfoot words, think deeply, get inspired!
We have three pre – registered panels and/or talks that are free to attend. Check them out! 

CREATING ART WITH CHALLENGING THEMES
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:30 AM
Puppeteers find inspiration in many different places, including true stories of tragedy and trauma. Panelists discuss how challenging theatre can create connection and hope in difficult times especially now; given what the world is facing today and Covid-19.

 

 

PUPPET: AN ESSAY ON UNCANNY LIFE – READING WITH KENNETH GROSS
Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:30 PM
Kenneth Gross will read from his book, Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life. The puppet emerges in this book as a hungry creature, trickster, seducer, and destroyer, demon and clown. It’s a test of our experience of things, of the human and inhuman.

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: AI, PUPPETS & ALL THINGS UNCANNY!
Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:30 PM
What kind of “imitation of life” is a puppet? As a living artifact, how is the puppet’s life similar to or different from the “life” of real or imaginary robots, or the images produced by video animation, motion capture, and computer generated imagery?

 

 

And one creative video that we’ll share closer to the conference date. Sign up for our newsletter to stay posted! 

DIY ALBERTA ANIMAL PUPPETS FROM NATURAL MATERIALS
Go outside – talk a walk – then create your own Alberta animal puppet from natural materials.
Learn to say its name in Blackfoot – many thanks to Jared Tailfeathers for translation.
Let your friend remind you of John Muir’s quote:
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” 

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