KKNK festival Oudtshoorn

Curated by Janni Younge and Adrian Kohler

The Klein Karoo Kunstefees, one of South Africa’s largest and best established arts festivals, selects a featured visual artist every year for solo exhibition at the festival.

As the selected visual Artist for the KKNK 2012, Handspring Puppet Company chose to exhibit puppets from the productions that were performed in the preceding 2 years and that are in line for further international touring. These puppets are ‘living things’ as they are inanimate forms brought to life in performance, and are currently in use.

This exhibition showcased puppets from WarHorse, Ouroboros, Woyzeck on the Highveld and Or You Could Kiss Me. The exhibition featured Topthorn, a life size horse from WarHorse, rearing up on his hind legs. It highlighted the design innovations made by Adrian Kohler and Janni Younge on each production.