puppeteer, lecturer, performer, collector
Mike Siculan of Pupaphobia
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For this issue, our marketing intern, Elly Norton, interviewed local artist Mike Siculan, a skilled puppeteer, performer and collector to learn more about his work and performances known as Pupaphobia.
“The name Pupaphobia , the fear of puppets, came about as I did live demonstrations and noticed a number of people, younger ones in particular were terrified of marionettes. So my friend and fellow performer Franco Ruffini and I have set out to show that marionettes are not really scary at all – just fascinating.”
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