Please note: This residency project has been re-engaged for a special pop-up installation in Queen Street Mall from Saturday 4 November – Monday 27 November 2023.
Dead Puppet Society is a Brisbane-based design-led theatre company. As Artist in Residence, they will respond to the exhibition themes explored in Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane through a participatory project that involves the wider Brisbane community. During the residency, visitors can reflect on Brisbane locations – both public and private – that are significant to them. Responses will be collected through a custom-made centrepiece. It is envisaged the data collected will be used to build a high-tech model for place-based storytelling in the future.
We sat down with Dead Puppet Society to learn more about their residency. Read the Q&A here.
MoB’s Artist in Residence Program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.
Dead Puppet Society is an Australian production house and design company with international reach. They create deeply imaginative design-led theatre, producing visual theatre works wrought with spectacle and wonder. Recent box office hits include Holding Achilles, The Wider Earth, Ishmael, Laser Beak Man and Storm Boy. Dead Puppet Society also create captivating experiences for events and public spaces, from one-of-a-kind laser-cut artefacts and open-air performances to large-scale installations. Dead Puppet Society continually push the boundaries of innovation in design-led theatre. They combine timeless craftsmanship with cutting edge technology, to produce visually compelling experiences, unique training and professional development for young people and artists, public activations and exquisite, custom-made sculptures. Dead Puppet Society has a gallery and fabrication workshop space in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.