here's a selection of past and ongoing projects at PP
Snæja is the title of 10x 7min episode pre-school series currently under development together with Stúdíó Handbendi. the puppets will be created in-house, the sets and shoot will take place in Iceland.
for the Wanda-project, developed by Artevelde Hogeschool (Ghent) we made a Stop-Motion animated short. crafted out of paper we told the story of an inventive problem-solving boy finding shelter for his friends.
Hip Fest 2022
for the 2022-edition of Hip Fest we created larger versions of the characters we designed for the previous edition. This time we manipulated large rod-puppets with hand carved wooden bodies.
For Zomeropera Alden-Biesen Bart functions as assistent stage-designer to Marnik Baert. He crafted this maquette as guide for production. The scale model includes a classic trunk which opens and reveals a bed, closet, window and door.
Hip Fest 2021
for this edition of Hip Fest we created an ident, this time with some colourful special effects involved!
Genderklik became the subject for a brand new website and news-channel on everything gender-related. We produced a short Stop-Motion animated film in partnership with the Flemish Government and ROSA vzw. All sets, props and puppets were created from scratch and animated by hand in our studio.
Hip Fest 2019
the very first edition of Hip Fest International puppet Festival (Iceland) called for us to design and fully produce an animated ident. We combined scenes in Stop-Motion animation with miniature marionettes to create a dreamlike atmosphere.
in 2020 Pascale Pettersson teamed up with Katinka Heremans to complete an artist-in-residance in the Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós. During this period they created a handful of delicate felt puppets. a bunch of fragile looking characters that remind a bit of Francis Bacon saw the light of day.
when the locally famous Canteclaer procession of Deinze will roll out in 2027, it will include the breathing version of it's town icon: the black double headed eagle. We are developing this creature on a pretty large scale to perform on the street, with some hidden tricks up it's sleeve...
Milly's Moonmission is a play, based on the children's book by Duncan Beedie, produced by Theater Wortel. When the theatre approached us to design and create puppets and sets, we were eager to get involved. handpuppets, rodpuppets, silhouette puppets and even a marionette were created by puppet prototyping, under the critical look of Master/Director Paul Contryn.
Zuster Lambertine 2024
Op het marktplein van Lede wordt een historisch spektakel gepland waarvoor we scenografische assistentie en ontwerp verzorgen.
Theo - the Series
The characters from the lovely books by Stefan Boonen and Melvin are about to star in a television series of their own! We are developing a new puppet-technique and visual style to match the original dynamic illustrations.
the project that started it all. Invited by the Flemish Government we dedicated research on the (local) theatrepuppet in all of its forms. Over a two-year period we dived into a wonderful world and got so much wiser. We also created new puppets in various materials and got into restoration.
the Imaginarium of dr. Parnassus
back in 2009 Bart went to Bray (UK) to work as a modelmaker at Mattes and Miniatures. He worked mainly on the monastery and added tons of scaffold, painted and weathered the whole thing to look like it was there since forever.
when theatre De Maan wanted to inhabit their latest play "Nivanir" with human-like puppets, they called upon us to help out with the silicones. The chosen product was Dragon Skin which was coloured in the mould and retouched with brushes
Ena & Ono
Beast Animation asked us to design characters for a new preschool television series featuring handpuppets. We created a range of creatures as drawings and maquettes. Moodboards exploring colours and textures filled the walls of the workshop. In the end Ena & Ono went on, without puppet prototyping on board...