SWAMP

Large mosquito puppet from Swamp by Snuff Puppets.

SWAMP premieres in November 2022, Footscray Drill Hall & streamed worldwide online

SWAMP is an oily primordial muck, where life begins with blood and ends with ash.

A Mosquito, Magpie, Lyrebird, Koala, Snake and Frilled-Neck Lizard each eke out their quiet lives. A Thylacine paces back and forth. A dormant whirlpool begins to swirl, descending into a world of dust and blood, water and flame, strangled trees, dissolved skin, pools of tears, blankets of bones. The Serpent consumes the scene, and then itself. Whether it’s a cycle or an ending is up to us.

SWAMP blends Snuff Puppets’ handmade aesthetic, irreverent performance style and dynamic use of music with live projection mapping and transformative sets.

A darkly comic allegory of violent transformation on the cusp of the Anthropocene.

SWAMP will be performed in our Footscray studio 9-12 November 2022, & broadcast online.

(Photo: Eben Greaves)