Eastside Projects is finally revealed as a ‘puppet state’, an art organisation taken over by impersonators and impostors, a collection of characters that criticise, undermine and protest in the place and voice of others.

The power of puppets lies in their potential for performative as well as sculptural articulation, as constructed selves and bodies, that have the faculty to speak through someone else’s voice, and are made of parts. Unlike humans who require an internal capacity for voice, language, movement and intention, puppets channel external forces in order to formpresence, speech, and authorship.

Performances including ‘Who’s got the ribbon now?’ by Edwina Ashton and ‘Empire of Dirt’ and ‘Nuclear Family (Three Tragedies and a Satire)’ by Heather and Ivan Morison will take place at various points throughout the show.

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