We were honoured to create an original shadow-puppetry installation for The Rambunctious Social Club. If you don't know of Rambunctious, take yourself along to Lee's website, where you can see great images and listen to fantastic music.
Vicky sewed together a wall out of fabrics, baby clothing, toilet mats etc, which contained two screens. Sewn onto the back of the screens were two puppet scenes: one of a little girl playing 'test-your-strength' with a mallet, and another of a view of colourful tents with a working ferris wheel and dragon-boat ride. This was erected as a false wall creating a room where people could enter and operate the puppets, and chill our watching other people do so.
We also experimented with a shadow still of circus mice balancing in a pyramid. This was set within a flickering cardboard TV, giving the room a lounge quality. We also made a lampshade with an image carved in negative into it, so that when a light shone from within it cast the image of a clown onto the wall, from seemingly nowhere.
Rambunctious nights are all about creative interaction and getting involved, so if you like to dance to truly good music and be creative, then come along to the Mexican Night of the Dead Ball in November, where we will be making a Mexican graveyard installation of 'ofrendas,' skull masks, and a giant skeleton.