Concertina for the Gods
Nenagh Watson (Barking Dog) in collaboration with Jemima Yong & Isabel Lyster
“Then I saw a man carrying a table; I realised this was an ‘emballage’: man covered up with the table. Something got changed here, anobject had a different function. That heavy object started manipulating the man.”
Inspired by Dennis Silk’s short work The Marionette Theatre and Nenagh Watson’s research on Ephemeral Animation (the movement of urban debris by natural ele-ments), Concertina For The Gods explores the autonomy of an object in a framed, studio environment. Made and performed in collaboration with Nenagh Watson and Isabel Lyster Concertina for the Gods premiered as a work in progress at the 1 World Festival of Puppet Schools in St Petersburg, Russia.
A revised version of the piece was then performed at Suspense London Puppetry Festival on 2 November 2011 at Central School of Speech and Drama.