I'll give you one apple a day, one and a half
I can't be punished any more
Father Mother Daughter Son are a family. Made out of recovered fabrics and medical bandages, these four puppets narrate the story of every family, the first form of society that we encounter in life. Vital in social and political structures, the family as a formal group is made of both shared and personal rules, that shape the relationship between the characters.
The narration of the interaction between the puppets is framed in Polaroid pictures, that refer to the ever used medium to capture family moments. But the story tale has a dark twist, because of the images picturing shadows and not so defined forms, shaping a childish world of characters having exaggerated physical features, directly referring to the perception of family and of the relationships in it.
Like a kids' dark tale, made of codependency, violence, love, these puppets are hypersexualized in their representation, and their emotional and physical body stands in an undefined place, as a form of lone identity, an island of relationship.In this tale, the text brings reality back in, framing the dialogue between the characters.
Father Mother Daughter Son is concerned with distorting perception through non-linear narration, undefined close-ups and a world where characters are stuck in, where things want to be other things, images as words, and words as images in a childhood psycho-drama