Saturday 5 August 2017

The Puppet Show

The Puppet Show, August 2- 20.
Reception August 3, 6 - 0pm.

Pics form the reception below.
(That's Brian Abbott and Kayla Milmine aka FASTER playing some tunes in the background, btw.)

The Puppet Show currently on display at GAS has got us thinking…
Faces are so compelling to human beings - and our brains will see a face in even the simplest arrangement of dots and lines! This is surely the origin of puppetry as vehicle for storytelling: add eyes to a simple shape and you instantly have a character that humans will relate to! And with puppets you can do fantastical things that would be difficult or impossible to do with human actors.
But WHY do you think we see faces so easily, even in abstract patterns? Is it some preprogrammed caveman instinct to help us notice when a predator is stalking us? Is it an ego thing where we want everything we see to be one of us? Tell us your theories!

(And come visit our puppets! They're on display until August 20th.)