Meeting in Gadagne « Politiquement incorrectes » (Politically Incorrect) - Scène des Chercheurs : "The puppet, a tool for propaganda"
Monday 15 April 2013 (from 9.30am to 5.30pm) at the Musée Gadagne, World Puppet Museum in Lyon, France
The Institut International de la Marionnette is organising a one-day event during which academics and artists will exchange ideas around the emblematic scenarios of a little-known history: puppets used for evangelization, puppets taking sides during times of war (for example the Spanish Civil War), puppets serving the state (Soviet propaganda tool
in Poland), puppets as mouthpieces for assertions of identity (colonialism for example).
Continuing the discussions from the last edition of Scène des Chercheurs, an analysis will be made as to what has made the puppet, as object and in performance, a particularly fertile medium for use in propaganda.
After the professional encounters in Clichy on the theme "Orders, communication, propaganda", this day will mark a new landmark in the cycle of research "Puppets/ Censure, Propaganda, Resistance" which will terminate with the organization at the end of November 2014 of an international colloquium devoted to the relationship between puppets and religious, political and economic power.
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