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Demy Papada 

Her passion for paper and costumes gradually developed over the years, starting from the needs of her performances, focusing on the development of paper art in the Covid era. All papers are handmade, processed in a natural way and with completely natural materials. Using the Joomchi technique, which works in layers, a variety of flowers, plants and leaves have been captured... for eternity. They have been naturally dyed with plants and/or ecologically printed. They are coated to ensure a very long service life.

The projects are conceptual. Their papers tell stories. Some of them are part of a series, while others are stories in themselves... but all reveal in the light secrets and stories hidden in the paper. There is a movement and a flow - intensely present, even in the dark, before they are illuminated. The way the light is applied to the papers distinguishes what the viewer sees. There's a big transformation depending on whether it's lit from the front, back, or bottom. Both sides reveal completely different aspects of the same work of art.

Demy Papada was born in Athens, Greece, in 1972, lives and works in Berlin. After her diverse involvement in theatre, textile art, costume and puppet design and production, she founded the Merlin Puppet Theatre in 1995. She is involved in the entire procedure of every puppet performance she creates, from the conception of the performance, the puppet and stage design and construction to the direction and performance. The end result is a visual theatrical performance presented on theatrical stages. With the Merlin Puppet Theatre, she has performed in theatres and festivals in more than 40 countries and 85 cities around the world and has received 12 international awards. Since 2012, she has also been teaching the art of puppetry.

Location: Library Tiergarten south

Lützowstraße 27, 10785 Berlin, Deutschland

Opening hours: Mon. - Fri. 12.30 to 18.00 pm

Duration: July / August (specific dates to be announced soon)

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