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. 

 W.O.W. Shadow Puppet Theater, installation view Photo by Emily Mock

W.O.W. Shadow Puppet Theater, installation view
Photo by Emily Mock

 W.O.W. Shadow Puppet Theater, installation detail Photo by Mei Lum

W.O.W. Shadow Puppet Theater, installation detail
Photo by Mei Lum

 Graphic design by Clara Lu

Graphic design by Clara Lu

 Graphic design by Clara Lu

Graphic design by Clara Lu

 November Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

November Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop
Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

 November Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

November Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop
Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

 October Paper Cutting Workshop in Columbus Park Photo by Mei Lum

October Paper Cutting Workshop in Columbus Park
Photo by Mei Lum

 October Paper Cutting Workshop in Columbus Park Photo by Mei Lum

October Paper Cutting Workshop in Columbus Park
Photo by Mei Lum

 October Paper Cutting Workshop in Columbus Park Photo by Mei Lum

October Paper Cutting Workshop in Columbus Park
Photo by Mei Lum

 October Paper Cutting Workshop in Columbus Park Photo by Mei Lum

October Paper Cutting Workshop in Columbus Park
Photo by Mei Lum

 November Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

November Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop
Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

 November Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

November Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop
Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

 January Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop Photo by Mei Lum

January Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop
Photo by Mei Lum

 January Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop Photo by Mei Lum

January Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop
Photo by Mei Lum

 December Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop Photo by Mei Lum 

December Make & Film Shadow Puppets Workshop
Photo by Mei Lum