Helsinki

PUPPETS 4.0 – MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS

PUPPETS 4.0 – MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS

Aug

26

Fri

05:20 – 05:20

16–18°C

few clouds

With: Goethe-Institut Finland

SAMPO Festival

SHOWS:

26.8. 12-5 PM Oodi Central Library
27.-28.8. 12-5 PM Erottajankatu 7, Helsinki

The German Forum for Puppetry Arts (dfp) brings the diverse world of puppet theatre to life in an interactive exhibition: Equipped with virtual reality headsets, visitors of “Puppets 4.0 – Museum without walls” immerse themselves in five digital rooms and learn about Fritz Wortelmann’s puppet collection.

What to discover? A virtual curtain falls: Welcome to the forest! You meet puppets from Fritz Wortelmann’s lifetime here; his own hand puppet theatre, propaganda puppet theatre of the Nazi era and the artistically designed hand puppets of Lore Lafin, which are experimental and far ahead of their time. In the second room, visitors find themselves amidst a medieval market. Kasper and his international relatives from Italy, England and Turkey invite visitors to linger and enjoy the atmosphere. Under a starry night sky in the third room, visitors learn all about wayang, the traditional shadow, puppet and mask play of Indonesia while strolling through an Indonesian bazaar. The fourth room continues with a visit to a temple. The sacred atmosphere opens a spiritual dimension and underlines the importance of religious contexts for numerous puppetry traditions of Japan, China and Myanmar. The last room is in the research center of the German Forum for Puppetry Arts in Bochum where the visitors can familiarize themselves with the institution and get to meet the spectacular shadow figures of the Australian artist Richard Bradshaw, or the knights of the Sicilian Opera dei Pupi.

Fri 26 Aug 2022 – 28 Aug 2022 Closed today

16–18°C

few clouds

Address:
Töölönlahdenkatu 4,
00100 Helsinki