Vision Mechanics leads in encouraging communities to cooperate in the creation of original high quality arts projects. Events are staged all over the country in both conventional and site-specific environments with a strong emphasis on cross-artform collaborations.
Symon has a background in civil engineering, subsequently training in puppetry at Little Angel Theatre, London. For the past 35 years he has worked as a director, producer, performer and puppeteer, continually pushing the boundaries of conventional theatre and incorporating new technologies, to create bold, distinctive theatre events. He has created work for performance in living rooms, on city streets, on beaches, in back gardens, in forests and even in theatres.
Kim trained at Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design and at the Little Angel Theatre and is a performer, designer and maker. Kim’s unique and beautiful puppet designs have led to commissions from across the globe for theatre, film and television. Kim’s work for Vision Mechanics has ranged from designing and carving STORM, a 10 metre high sea goddess puppet, to creating exquisitely detailed micro marionettes for the Company’s current production, The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski.