Apocalypse Puppet Theater


Apocalypse Puppet Theater  2005-2010 – Co-founder, fabricator, actor, writer, lyricist, puppeteer.  Constructed puppets and sets and performed both fictional and historical shows for people of all ages.  Also constructed the Apocalypse Stagecoach, a traveling puppet theater pulled by a team of 8 bicycles.  Venues included The Exploratorium, Burning Man 2005, Maker Faire 2010, Outside Lands Music Festival and San Francsico’s Dia de los Muertos procession.

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Ocean Synapse


“Ocean Synapse,” a trans-hemispheric digital film experiment and performance by Ben Burke and Dr Sarah Jane Pell between New York City and Melbourne, Australia, respectively. Burke and Pell each filmed their own scenes based on the idea of the ocean becoming a medium for information transfer in the near future. Neither knew what the other was filming until the scenes were played side by side for the first time at WaterWheel’s online symposium for World Water Day 2014. Featured here is two scenes from Burke’s side of the conversation.

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