ETAT seeks to draw attention to Niigata’s declining economy and ageing population. Spanning over 200 villages, the last Triennale in 2012 attracted half a million visitors. Located in the mountainous province of Niigata, Australia House is one of the Triennale’s main attractions and a significant site for cultural exchange between Australia and Japan.
Snuff Puppets will undertake a four week residency at Australia House, where they will collaborate with the local community on the creation of puppets and development of a performance, to be presented as part of the Triennale program.
“Snuff Puppets are really excited to be working with the community in Niigata” said Snuff Puppets’ Executive Producer, Simeon Moran “It is an honour to have been chosen to work with them in this unique residency model, and an amazing opportunity for meaningful cultural exchange.”
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.