Elouise Farley and Rhona Foster

After meeting at Open School East, we began working collaboratively when we recognised parallels between both of our practices. We were interested in the analogous nature of the disciplines that we worked within; with Elouise working in theatre, set design and carpentry, and Rhona working in film and fine art. Through working together, we wanted to explore and to play with materials, media and object making. We wanted to consider and to learn how our work could function in different contexts.

Combining our mutual love for props, costumes and puppetry, we worked together to develop experimental performance projects. The projects centred around a series of giant-puppet-head characters (and the challenge of their creation). We experimented with characters, narrative, and structure in our performances; concerned with subjects including group identities, online culture, Pop Tarts, crisps and opera singing.