Presented as part of Bristol Festival of Puppetry.
A day-long exploration into assistive technologies (including eye-gaze) and their potential in giving life to the inanimate. We welcome eye-gaze and wheelchair users, roboticists, puppeteers and anyone who is curious about harnessing new technologies to one of the world’s oldest expressive forms.
We are creating an exploration space for inquisitive minds and bodies and participants will be encouraged to be open to emergent content. Break-out space can be found if needed during the sessions. Lunch and refreshments is provided.
Interchange is our new space for dialogue about puppetry and diversity and will inform all we do in the future. Interchange will focus on, and question, how effectively our ancient craft reflects the diversity of our world. Puppetry has the power to charm, disturb and transform lives, so how do we ensure the widest possible participation and access as audience members or practitioners?