2014: Telepuppet TV

Telepuppet.tv sends puppets across borders to capture, catalogue, and connect experiences of international migration and immigration across time and space on our planet. 

The artists’ crowd-sourced storytelling platform Telepuppet.tv tries to break the borders for immigrant communities and begin a dialogue on the reasons for immigration between Europe and the rest of the world.

 

For this project, Momeni and Dehghani embed tiny cameras in puppets which then travel to the Middle East, collecting content and streaming stories through live projections and video feeds.

 

During his residency in Liverpool, the artists made contact with the local Iranian community and interviewed individuals to understand more about their personal stories. He asked about the countries they left behind and in particular the things that the migrants were missing or were proud of. His puppets then travelled to these locations, documenting the sights and sounds of the places that are special to Liverpool’s Iranian community.

 

On the evening of Thursday 2 October, this footage will form part of a live performance featuring the puppets and the films made on their travels! The audience in Ropewalks Square will also be invited to join in with the show

FACT co-produces and presents Telepuppet.tv in the framework of Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014Connecting Cities is a European project initiated by Public Art Lab (Berlin), in collaboration with 23 international partners in 21 cities. More info here.

 

With the support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union (Connecting Cities), Creative Capital and Carnegie Mellon University School of Art. In collaboration with Threshold.

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