One of the company’s major goals is to create the illusion of the living without actual living intervention. To that end, the company pursues a sensitive approach combining puppetry, film, new magic and new technology (incidentally, it received support from the CNC-Dicréam for the show GIMME SHELTER). The artistic team is committed to creating the most compelling illusion in order to give the audience a unique and unsettling experience.
When building a piece, a substantial part of the preparation involves researching the feasibility of the movement and the self-contained quality of the creatures, which is made possible, in part, by the new connections generated by 3D printers and robotics.
When magic connects puppets and film in unusual ways
Since its inception cinema has used puppetry techniques to animate the non human creatures that fill its fictions. But it is much rarer to see the reverse happen.
The purpose of this research is to investigate how the principles of animation and illusion developed by cinema can be used for the performing arts
Numeric’s Art Puppetry Project
The Yôkaï company was invited by the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes in Charleville-Mézières to take part in the NAPP/Europe Creative project spearheaded by 4 European partners well-established in the area of puppetry arts
Research residency at FABLAB/EISINE in Charleville-Mézières
Engaged in researching matter and movement, the company is conducting a research and workshop program with the Bachelor students of EISINE (Industrial and Digital Sciences School of Engineering)