5 - 8 March 2009
Thursday, 5 March 2009 11 am - 1 pm
7 West 34th Street
Heather & Ivan Morison
Danielle Arnaud is pleased to be presenting a new work by
Heather & Ivan Morison: a live puppet show from a script written especially
for Volta entitled, I hate her. I hate her. in which the Morisons create a mythologised interpretation of their own work from the perspective of a
bleak and ruined future. The play will be performed by New York puppeteers Rich Pulito and Artie Poore.
Heather & Ivan Morison’s work challenges people to look squarely into the future and prepare themselves for what might be coming. It proposes a shift in thinking from the popular environmentalist view that we must preserve the status quo to the survivalist approach of preparing for an unstoppable and inevitable change.
The recent work of Heather & Ivan Morison explores the theme of the impending collision between modern life and the natural world combined with the reactions/solutions offered by people from survivalists to Buckminster Fuller. The resulting work is both beautiful and jarring: a tearoom housed in a morphed geodesic dome clad in felled wood from its surroundings at Tatton Park Biennial, I’m so sorry. Goodbye. (Escape Vehicle number 4) 2008; a jack-knifed semi-truck in Bristol spilling its cargo of 25,000 flowers, I lost her near Fantasy Island. Life has not been the same, 2006; an ex-military truck converted to a survivalist house-truck housing a library of apocalyptic literature for the 2008 Folkestone Sculpture Triennial, Tales of Space and Time, 2008 and most recently a barricade of urban detritus blocking a street in Wellington, New Zealand, Journée des barricades, 2008. The Morisons were selected to represent Wales at the 2007 Venice Biennale of Art. They have recently had a solo show at Bloomberg Space, London and their work was included in Tatton Park Biennial, 2008 and the 2008 Folkestone Sculpture Triennial. The Morisons have forthcoming projects with the Barbican, London; Milton Keynes Gallery, Baltic, Gateshead and Firstsite, Colchester.
Arthur H. Poore is the founder, and director of the Dreamlike Puppet Co. since 1989, they stage elaborate musical shows using string, rod, mask, and hand puppetry, performing to intimate rooms, or to crowds of thousands. A painter, sculptor, actor, musician, puppeteer, film-maker and more, Arthur is very active in the NY area guilds. 49 yrs a puppeteer, and a NYCity Firefighter 1981 thru 2004.
Richard D. Pulito is an award winning Fine Artist from the NY area. His work has sold both nationally and internationally. He is the founder of Sirius Art, which over the past 20 plus years has been involved in projects including glass carvings, murals, illustration and design work. A man of many talents, he is also the creator and producer of an original puppetry show called Freedom News Nation, where he expresses himself through political comedy and satire.
As founders of an artists collaborative called The Triad, Arthur and Rich have worked together in the Arts for the past 37 years. They have worked together on projects ranging from puppetry and animation, to music, filmmaking, painting, and sculpture.
|Professor Morello Devine Vessel Brown Mr Bones|
|Live puppet show performed at VOLTA NY by Arthur Poore and Richard Pulito|