This collection eatures excerpts of seven selected works by Jessica Wilson, including: Stormy Night, Frankenstein, Dream Masons, Dr Egg and the Man with No Ear, The Western Ring Cycle, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Under the Big Sky.
These works are defined by their rich visual narratives and seamless combination of artforms including puppetry, physical performance and projected image.
Stormy Night - live acetate animation from the picture book by Michelle Lemieux which explores philosophy for children, produced for Terrapin Theatre - 2001 - 4 mins - in theatre puppetry for family audiences.
Frankenstein - bunraku puppetry in a haunting rendition of the Mary Shelly's tale, produced for Terrapin Theatre - 2004/6 - 3.5 mins - in theatre puppetry for family audiences
Dream Masons - produced by Salamanca Arts Centre on the facade of that building, for the opening of the Ten Days on the Island Festival - 2007 - 3.5 mins - open air spectacle
Dr Egg and the Man with No Ear - a fable for the post human family, produced by Redmoon Theater in Chicago from the story by Catherine Fargher. - 2007/8 - 6 mins - in theatre puppetry
Western Ring Cycle - three distinct works developed with local community and viewed from moving buses for the Big West Festival - 2007 - 3.5 mins - community work
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs - marionette puppetry and projected image exploring a journey in one woman's mind, produced for Terrapin Theatre - 2003 - 4 mins - in theatre puppetry for adult audiences
Under the Big Sky - produced by Brink Performance on a 20 metre cliff face for QPAC's Stage X Festival - 1997 - 3.5 mins - open air spectacle
Full production credits found at jessicawilson.com.au
Find Part 2, a full performance of Dr Egg and the Man with No Ear, here.