W.O.W. Shadow Puppet Theater
Created during The W.O.W. Project 店面 Residency
W.O.W. Shadow Puppet Theater is a community project centered on the question "what do you do to sweep away evil?" From October 2017 through February 2018, 店面 Storefront Artist-in-Residence Emily Mock held workshops in the Wing On Wo studio and Columbus Park (Manhattan), teaching paper cutting and shadow puppetry. Participants made their own puppets and devised short plays based on a memory, practice, tradition, or imaginary about how they sweep away evil for themselves and their communities. These recorded plays are featured in a month-long window installation at Wing On Wo & Co. facing onto Mott Street in Chinatown.