Living Things – VAV/CUCCR Residency 2019
Caite Clark is a puppeteer and projection artist in her final year of Concordia’s Theatre and Development Specialization. Concordia theatre includes Dwellings (puppeteer), The Fredy Stories (Assistant Director), The Tempest (Assistant Director), and Crossings (puppeteer). Projection work includes Autobiography of Red (TNC Theatre McGill) and Lovesong for Insomniacs (Student Performing Arts Festival).
If I could use two words to describe my practice as a puppeteer, it would be sustainability and curiosity. I am interested in making things out of reused and recycled material, as well as the multiple usages for a single material or puppet. For me, puppeteering is a natural curiosity: how can we think through something? How can we access that childlike part of our brain that is willing to believe an inanimate object is alive? As this exhibition is a collaborative effort, I seek to invite people to animate the puppets I have created, breathe life into discarded material, and engage with sustainability in a tactile way.