17 Apr - 11 Sep 2015

A Speeltheater Holland Studio project

The Beauty of Decay

An installation of puppets

An installation of puppets

In the summer of 2014, Onny Huisink from Speeltheater Holland travelled over to the UK with three puppets in tow. He had a plan to attach them to the roof of the Unicorn as part of The Beauty of Decay - an installation project to provide the puppets from Speeltheater's many shows with a 'final scene'.

The three puppets on the Unicorn's roof are from their production of The Star Maker, a show with more than 20 puppets and 3 actors inspired by the beautiful Italian movie L‘Uomo delle Stelle of Giuseppe Tornatore. Other puppets from the show will be displayed in museums, galleries, theatres and other places around the world - not to conserve them, but exactly the opposite - to let them decay under different circumstances, unprotected by the elements, that vary from an extreme cold, wet, or hot and freezing climate.  

Onny also hooked up a web cam so that everyone can watch as the puppets play out their 'final scene' on the roof from a monitor on the second floor of the Unicorn's foyer. We'd love to know what you think they're doing or talking about, let us know by leaving a comment on our blog. 

If you'd like to know more about the project, take a look at this interview with Onny Huisink:


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