Puppets, Power and the Patriarchy

Not Punch and Judy: The Chronicle and Story of an Experiment in Emergent Practice, 2014, 9m 6s

I revisited this film last week, whilst deciding whether to include it in an art award application. It was fascinating to watch the process of the puppets being made, including the undoing of bits that didn’t work. I thought I’d cringe at my reflective narration but actually it feels even more relevant six years on.

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Not Punch and Judy: The Chronicle and Story of an Experiment in Emergent Practice (2014)

Not Punch and Judy is a short film depicting the process of puppet-making and the story of how limiting beliefs can be formed, against a backdrop of questioning the domestic abuse portrayed in Punch and Judy shows.

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