"Sunlight" by Sydney Shepherd
from the album "Gypsy Life", available on iTunes
Created as a shadow puppet experiment in a small apartment in Brooklyn, NY
Puppets designed and constructed by John Bowhers
Special thanks to Ian McClerin for playing with light, Liz Allmon and Matt Baltzell for letting this project commandeer the living room, and Leo Anthony Martin IV for dragon wrangling, and of course, Sydney Shepherd for her inspired tunes
Inspired by 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon and Garfunkle, this short stop motion animation takes the form of a shadow puppet play. We interviewed several people on KR Puram bridge, Bangalore and chose three stories that talked about coping mechanisms. The assignment was to tell a story through a space and a bridge is interesting because it connects many people and their stories to one space and time.
Let me know what you think!
Kamini Rao. Pragya Mahendru. Shreyansh Aggarwal
Foundation Studies, Srishti School of Art and Design, 2010
Ratatat - Cherry
Saathiya - Oh Hum Dum Suniyo Re
A story disc on vinyl of Star Wars, a beat from a "HIstory of Rap" record, and a conversation about some of the current day implications of Star Wars themes presented as a Shadow Puppet performance. Performed at Tiny Theatre at Richard Foreman's Ontological Theater in St. Marks Church in 2006.