THIS IS YOUR LIFE! by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
About the Artist
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is a puppetry artist based in NYC. She devises interdisciplinary productions that experiments with and challenges the boundaries of puppetry. She seeks to use puppetry as a visual medium for contemporary storytelling within an interdisciplinary context. New York Times described her project with Target Margin Lab, Act 4 of The Iceman Cometh, as “consistently inventive”. Her original works were often performed to sold-out houses at La MaMa, St. Ann’s Warehouse, National Sawdust, and at the Prague Quadrennial.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE! A specially commissioned, custom-designed and performed puppet film of a person’s life
THIS IS YOUR LIFE! The film is a 5 to 8 minutes long whimsical retrospective of a person’s life from stories collected through interviews and questionnaire with the person and/or with other members designated by the purchaser. Exact content to be discussed and the rendition is not a documentary but is an artistic representation. The style of puppetry featured in the film will either be shadow or toy theater* puppetry (different fee). It will take an estimate of 6 weeks from the time of commission till delivery. Exact timeline to be discussed and agreed upon between purchaser and artist.
* (per Wikipedia) Toy theater, also called paper theater and model theater, is a form of miniature theater dating back to the early 19th century in Europe.
Shadow Puppetry: $1500
Toy Theater Puppetry: $2000
Toy Theater Puppetry