*presented by guest curator Reese Bows
Directed by The Hand and The Shadow
premiers at the
Located in the Portland Art Museum, OR
Night Shade is a group of artists rebelling against traditional flat-surface silhouettes and revolutionizing the ancient art of shadow puppetry by using light to manipulate depth and space. This Portland-based art group blends hand-held lights, masks, puppets, composed music, sound-effects, and experimental storytelling into a bewitching form of cinematic puppetry that flows like film. The Hand is the side of the group focused on practical rod puppets and video.