Kadıköy's Underground Puppetry
June 20-26th, 2010:
I attended my first Foundry Workshop this year in the big, beautiful, transcontinental city of Istanbul, Turkey.
During that time, I shot many, many frames, ate tons of döner, took a multimedia class with the great Tewfic El-Sawy, and made friends with a lot of good people.
I even met some Anarchist puppeteers at a cafe across the way from the Cultural Center where the workshop was held. Yes, Anarchist puppeteers. They call themselves MaskIstanbul and are all about making art with a positive message and performing for the people, not "the man".
Check out the multimedia piece I presented on the final day of our workshop. And yes, that is my congested, monotone voice you hear. Turn it up for the best effect.