Giant Puppetry

I have developed a new concept for a giant humanoid puppet, based on a mechanism that allows a single puppeteer to control all four limbs, the head and the jaw.

By making the best possible use of the operator's range of movement, the puppet is intuitive to use and extremely expressive.

Under the mentorship of Nick Barnes I was introduced to the material plastazote which enables one to make giant, expressive structures that are light, durable and weatherproof.

Here is a video of my Don Quixote puppet in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_zD1mTSoGo 

The previous version, Colonel Chinwag, was commissioned by Nubiyan Twist for their "Headhunter" music video, and has since performed walkabout at Shambala Festival, Boomtown Fair, Hogsozzle, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Cirque Le Soir, Solar Weekend Festival (Netherlands) and Fusion Festival (Germany).

To enquire about prices for walkabout, for new commissions, or to discuss a project, please contact seb@partlyanimal.co.uk

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Don Quixote (compressed)
Bamboozle captain
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The Big Game Hunter (1) top spliced
shambala bournemouth
The Big Game Hunter (5) copy
boomtown gee

© 2019 Seb Mayer. Contact: seb@partlyanimal.co.uk

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