Sunday, August 2, 2015

Taking French leave

Winter With Satie from Soyoung L. Kim on Vimeo.
This is an 8 minute long shadow puppet performance I performed at the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA. It is based on a short story I wrote about a young pianist who encounters the ghost of Erik Satie and this encounter sets off a process of healing and inspiration for the woman.

Note that the above caption is from the official description on Vimeo. I didn't write it.

Still and all, I find this a sweet and affecting mini-movie, using only those two basic colors (black and white) and a few forms. It's a lovely little mock-up of Paris the artist made.


susan said...

That was very nice. Who do you suppose the children near the end were? Shadow puppetry has a very long history in the east - particularly Indonesia where many of the puppets are highly complex.

Ben said...

Interesting question on the children. I've seen Indonesian shadow puppetry, albeit not up close. It is a pretty fascinating art.