On March 13th, 2011, I introduced a screening Handmade Puppet Dreams at the Plaza Theatre in Calgary,
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
1133 Kensington Road NW,
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada
The Handmade Puppet Dreams screening was part of the International Festival of Animated Objects, curated by Xstine Cook, and produced by CAOS (The Calgary Animated Objects Society).
Handmade Puppet Dreams is a film series produced by Heather Henson which showcases the work of independent puppeteers who use film as a medium for live-action puppetry performances. The film series has screened throughout North America as well as in the Czech Republic, India, the United Kingdom, Israel, and Prague.
While in Calgary, I also performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment from Growing Up Linda at the Lantern Church, presented Object/Fetish, my multimedia artist talk, at Club Sapien, and did an interview in the Calgary Herald, and was photographed by Sean Dennie for Who’s The Puppet Now?.
Growing Up Linda
Growing Up Linda was a puppetry performance in which a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past.
In Fudgie’s Death, a segment from Growing Up Linda, table-top pop-up books transform into full-screen cinema in a neo-noir tale of desperation and depravity,
How does fantasy fuel the way we interact and perform with objects in our daily lives? In Object/Fetish, I examined the underpinnings of the suspension of disbelief and how objects are and can be fetishized in everyday life.
Created by the Calgary Animated Objects Society, the edition included a photos from my performances, Growing Up Linda – Fudgie’s Death during its run at the International Festival of Animated Objects and Object of Her Affection at REDCAT.