Natural Bundle Dyeing
By Laura Barritt
This project will look into the ‘theatre of the absurd’ and what this meant in the 1950’s and 1960’s. We also discover how we might use concepts of the absurd to understand the complex issues of today’s world.
Collect all your materials and watch the film at the top of the page, so that you gain an understanding of what ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ means. You can also research this in more depth if you are interested.
Next you need to test it – put the light behind and check that the theatre works!
Now for your puppets! You need lollipop sticks and card/cardboard, a pencil and some tape.
Voila! You can begin your absurdist theatre shows!
Thank you for taking part in the Cardiff Metropolitan University Saturday Club Workshop.
TED Ed – Theatre of the Absurd
Contributed by Laura Barritt, Cardiff Metropolitan University Art&Design Saturday Club
Laura has a background in Fine Art and Education. She is currently a PhD student at Cardiff Metropolitan University with a focus on adolescent artistic abstraction. She holds a Masters in research (MRES) from the university and has taught in a range of secondary schools for over 10 years. Cognition, abstraction and understanding abstract process of mind are core to Laura’s work.