Julian Crouch’s incredible puppets have been seen on stages all over the world, including the Metropolitan Opera House (Satyagraha) and the Barbican in London (The Devil and Mister Punch). While you can currently check out his scenic-design work in Big Fish on Broadway, the best way to get up close to his odd creations is to head to the new arts space BRIC House for Armchair Parade, an immersive installation co-created with musician and composer Mark Stewart of Bang on a Can All-Stars and filmmaker Ragnar Freidank. Here, you enter a “Brooklyn living room,” where puppets are huddled around small screens and everyone can play “The Big Boing,” a 24-foot lamellophone that Stewart constructed from mixed materials and objects found on Brooklyn’s streets.
Fri., Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 9, 2013