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Clay Achee

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The Rabbit Hole of Puppet Making

PRESENTED ON MAY 27, 2016
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 1

"I'll talk about the surprisingly deep rabbit hole that is puppet making, and my creative tumble down it."

A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Clay Achee has studied and worked in the film and television industry for over 10 years. His other hobby? Cooking? Golf? Nah, he makes puppets.

We thoroughly enjoyed his presentation The Rabbit Hole of Puppet Making at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. I.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 8th, 2016. 

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A Life in the Making

BY CARL BASS
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.


This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 18th, 2017.

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Falling Through The Rabbit Hole

BY JOHNNY GIBSON
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

"A period of time, perfectly orchestrated solely for the pure enjoyment that is somewhat hard to find..."

Festival director Johnny Gibson talks about how creating events is about making a fully immersive experience, not unlike entering into an alternative world... 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 9th, 2017. 

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The Rookery

BY GORDON DOUGLAS
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Gordon Douglas is a performer, collaborator and curator living and working in Glasgow. He graduated from the Environmental Art department at Glasgow School of Art in 2013, and served on the Transmission committee from 2013-15. He is invested in developing social models of co-inhabitance, friendship and organisation by instigating working dynamics with various practitioners. Research partners have included artists, educators, fanfiction writers, jewellers, journalists, musicians, philosophers, and programmers amongst others.

This is a performance by Gordon Douglas and his friend Goose, a hand puppet.

 

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The Puppet and Its Double Theater

BY 鄭嘉音 CHIA-YIN CHENG
@ VOL 29 ON JUN 25, 2016

Because Cheng Chiayin had come into contact with all kinds of dolls in childhood, she choose a career in the performing art of puppetry, following French director Philippe Genty in learning the art, and performing all around the world. In 1999, The Puppet and Its Double Theater was established. It not only practiced cross-discipline cooperation, but also performed a variety of themes. The troupe moved from Taipei to an ideal base in Ilan, allowing more people to take part in the art of puppetry.

 

鄭嘉音因為從小接觸各式玩偶,而一路走上偶戲的表演藝術,到追隨法國導演菲利浦.香堤(Philippe Genty)習藝,到世界各地演出,於是1999年成立無獨有偶劇團,不但跨界合作,也表演各種議題,而劇團從台北移到宜蘭有了完善的基地,讓更多人能參與偶戲表演藝術。

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Kids, Creativity and Vegetables: A Puppet Show Like No Other

BY BEN BRILL
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016

 

Ben Brill shares this story about the amusing start of a unique puppet show for kids that features actual vegetables. The creators do everything possible to create uplifting and goofy content that helps kids explore ideas about ecology, diversity, and being creative

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Play in Public Spaces

BY CATTYWAMPUS PUPPET COUNCIL
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

The Cattywampus Puppet Council, which is a Knoxville based nonprofit seeking to build community and promote play for all ages through the puppetry arts. This spring, Cattywampus will organize and facilitate the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, Knoxville’s first community puppet parade. This project will invite members of the community of all ages and backgrounds to come together and create puppets, masks, and costumes rooted in local ecology and stories of “place.” As an act of public play and storytelling, this parade will celebrate the culture of love, creativity, and mutual dependence we wish to create in Southern Appalachia.  

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Bitcoin: Down The Rabbit Hole

BY ADAM HENNESSY
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

In 2009, a programmer or group of programmer, under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, presented to the world a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system—a solution to frictionless settlement that has the power to change money as the world knows it. Adam Hennessy, a pioneer in the cryptocurrency arena and a Bitcoin “miner,” explores the components of cryptocurrency as he seeks to spark curiosity and perhaps even some “digital-gold fever” with this primer about Bitcoin.

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Puppetry in Paradise

BY DANIELLE HENDERSON
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

"All creative journies start somewhere. Mine began in a paper cutting workshop..." 

In "Puppetry in Paradise" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 20,  Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland.  Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children.
Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.

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Making Quilts

BY LAURIE LABAR
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 19, 2018

Laurie LaBar shares her story of making a recreation of a historic quilt.