Entering the Shadowsphere

I just made up that 'Shadowsphere' thing. I think it's pretty pretentious and melodramatic - and that's why I'm adopting it into my everyday vocabulary. 

Anyway, my thoughts have turned shadowy lately as I participated in a stimulating workshop held by Norbert Götz in conjunction with Puppet Animation Scotland. Over two days we were introduced to the foundations of shadow theatre and explored the nuances of different light sources, screens, settings and puppets. The time frame only allowed Norbert to convey the basics of shadow theatre but the sheer volume of information was overwhelming and incredibly eye-opening. Prior to this weekend, I did not realise the importance of using the correct light source and the vast possibilities of playing with 3D objects in shadow theatre. 

 I didn't see daylight for two days but there was nothing to fear: the other dark disciples and I were led by the glorious hand of Norbert Götz.

I didn't see daylight for two days but there was nothing to fear: the other dark disciples and I were led by the glorious hand of Norbert Götz.

This workshop couldn't have come at a better time as I have already told my pals Amer//Hawksworth//Munro that I would perform some shadowy visuals at their Confluence EP launch next week. I came away from Götz's class buzzing with ideas that I now need to try and put into practice... Let the experimentation begin!

 The model I made for the  Confluence  EP cover.

The model I made for the Confluence EP cover.