On January 22, 2020, the Jim Henson Foundation announced its 2020 awards, including a workshop grant for Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups. In Model Killer, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator builds dioramas of “unsolved” murders, only for it to be revealed that she’s a serial killer.
In this morbid comedy, I will activate intimate, domestic spaces to deactivate romantic notions of innocence – inviting the viewer to reconsider aggression through the lens of gender, the historically feminine craft of miniatures, and the sensationalism of crime.
The Jim Henson Foundation was founded in 1982 by Muppets creator Jim Henson to promote and develop the art of puppetry in the United States. Each year the Foundation introduces thousands of adults and families to the magic of puppet theater through grant-making and public awareness efforts.
Read about the 2020 Jim Henson Foundation Recipients here.