Economic Man vs Humanity – A Puppet Rap Battle!
Emma Powell – one of our Associate Artists – co-wrote and co-directed this short puppet film with Simon Panrucker for the economist Kate Raworth. The film uses live-action puppets, fantastical sets and an rap battle to share some of the concepts in Raworth’s book, Doughnut Economics.
Emma also lead the design and fabrication for the project.
Puppet Place is the UK’s hub for puppetry and animation. Our building, Unit 18, is full of brilliant artists and creatives working in puppetry, animation, film, visual arts, theatre, outdoor arts and creative technologies. You can find out more about them by looking at our Residents page. We are your one-stop shop for all things animated. If you have a question drop us a line or give us a call.
What Is Puppetry?
We define puppetry as follows: Bringing Life to the Inanimate.
Puppetry is an artform that strides across boundaries and gets under your skin. It is a powerful tool for self-expression and reconciliation and a vibrant performing artform. Its origins are ancient, often enshrined in religious ritual, yet its tendrils reach into the latest robotics and AI research.
We recognise these myriad forms in our work and artist support. This means we include stop-frame animation, filmed puppetry, object manipulation as well as bunraku-style, string and rod marionette, shadow puppetry, ventriloquism, glove puppetry, automata and robotics within the puppetry family.