“Omoon in the teapot is a short puppetry theatre video, playing with the concept of alter ego. Set in the olden days, a young peasant found a magic teapot which took him to his ideal world.
Omoon in the teapot is an extension of the OMOON project. We continue to use low-cost, everyday materials such as toilet paper rolls and plastic waste to create our puppets and sets. In addition to this, we will experiment with shadow puppetry and digital graphics in creating this project.
The OMOON project was seeded and developed during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. In response to the Victorian Government ‘Stay home, stay safe’ policy, we have created a 5-minute puppetry video portraying our new normative ways of living, working and schooling at home.”
Asian Drums, District Four, Eastern Thought,
Investigations, Welcometo Horrorland, When the Wind Blows by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0: By Attribution license.
Watch the artists, Youbi Lee and Yee Wen Soo, in conversation with Adolfo Aranjuez, talking about their works here:
Omoon in the Teapot by Youbi Lee and Yee Wen Soo is presented as part of Mapping Melbourne 2020-21.
City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria and Australia Council for the Arts
Yee Wen Soo is a performing artist and a school teacher. She has a background in Odissi, whereby she performs, assists in teaching and choreographs short dance pieces.
Visual Artist and Community Arts Practitioner
Youbi Lee is a visual artist and community arts practitioner. She works in many different forms of visual art; such as printmaking, installation, video and performances.