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Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 09:36:46 -0500
To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Subject: [Puptcrit] Negative space/Hoosier/ Completed limerick


>What is negative space?

>From the Wikipedia....
"In art, generally, negative space is the space around and between the
subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the
space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting
or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally used to
artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image. The use of negative
space is a key element of artistic composition.

In a two-tone, black-and-white image, a subject is normally depicted in
black and the space around it is left blank (white), thereby forming a
silhouette of the subject. However, reversing the tones so that the
space around the subject is printed black and the subject itself is left
blank causes the negative space to be apparent as it forms shapes around
the" subject.

In short Hoosier translation:
Holes that look like something.

What's a Hoosier?
There's a big debate on that, but generally anyone from Indiana.

There once was a man in Philly,
Whose black light shop was a dilly...
He said it was a lark
To play in the dark
Where they can't tell your hand from your willy.

Apologies to delicate sensibilities....

As to the gimmicky nature of the plan my background is television and
databases, so I obviously can't help myself...:). Thanks for the
response.

Best wishes!
Terri Klingelhoefer
Primary Player
Klingel-Engle Puppets
7251 West State Rd 46
Ellettsville IN 47429
tklingel-AT-indiana.edu
812-876-3540 land line
812-325-9326 cellThe esthetic I want to achieve is a lot of
translucent/transparent/opaque materials and use of negative space to
create these puppets.   

Someone finish this limmerick please, but this man had a black light
puppet 
museum in his house, his own "puppets" that were only exhibited, never 
manipulated.  He invited our then company, Ta Fantastika Black Light
Theatre (we were 
on tour, performing at Annenberg Center) to visit and to co-create a
show 
where we would add the reflective effect to the usual Black Theatre
effect.  His 
place was a $35 taxi ride from downtown Philadelphia (in early 1980s
dollars) 
and we laughed all the way back to Walnut Street, since adding another
gimmick 
to the already gimmicky Black Light theatre seemed preposterous.  That
is not 
meant as critisism of your idea, only a warning of this particular
technology 
artistic pitfalls.  Or it just means we were not creative enought to go
beyond 
the gimmick and make it into art.

What is negative space?  I haven't finished reading Einstein's lectures
on 
relativity, is that where it comes from?  Or is it Captain Kirk related?

But seriously,

Best wishes for Pagan Day & good luck with your work,

Vit Horejs
Autistic (sic) Director

THE CZECHOSLOVAK-AMERICAN MARIONETTE THEATRE
info-AT-czechmarionettes.org http://www.czechmarionettes.org 212-777-3891



Kacha and the Devil 
Free performances at the following New York Public Library branches
December 2 -AT- 3:30pm at Donnell
December 12 -AT- 4pm at Tremont
December 21 -AT- 3:30pm at Parkchester
December 27 -AT- 2:30pm at Huguenot
For addresses and directions go to NYPL.org 
January / February 2007

Winter Tales with Strings
Jan 15, about 2 or 3 pm, or is it one?
I have to find out when exactly
Yeshiva University Museum
at the Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th Street

Once There Was a Village
An ethno opera with puppets and found objects...
about 400 years of the East Village
Music by Frank London & the Hungry March Band
Set Design by Tom Lee
Costume Design by Michelle Beshaw
Written and Directed by Vit Horejs
with: Deborah Beshaw, Michelle Beshaw, Jason Candler, V?t Horej?, Steven

Ryan, Theresa Linnihan, Quince Marcum, Valois Mickens, Alan Barnes
Netherton, 
Adelka Polak, Ronny Wasserstrom & Kat Yew 
La MaMa E.T.C., 74A East 4th Street
January 25-February 11 2007
Thursday-Sunday evenings -AT- 7:30 pm & Sunday matinee -AT- 2:30 pm
Box Office 212-475-7710, lamama.org


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