The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski
Five people at a time, at 30 minute intervals, enter into an incredible world.
In the centre of the room a giant brain pulses. Wander though this organic landscape of trailing synapses and connect together Minnie’s fragmented memories to discover her true and fantastic life.
This unique production involves filmed memories using a cast of beautifully carved marionettes, placed in perfectly detailed period sets.
It is a deeply meaningful piece created during the pandemic and inspired by Kim Bergsagel’s (Creative Director) experience of her mother’s rapid onset of dementia. Adapted from fragments of phone calls and family anecdotes, this story is funny, sad and nonsensical.
The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski has been made possible through the generous support of Creative Scotland’s Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development.
When creating The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski Vision Mechanics was able to offer three month long paid traineeships in marionette puppetry, set design, making and filming, to 4 emerging artists. This initiative was kindly supported by
The William Syson Foundation
The Golsoncott Foundation
The Leche Trust
Hugh Fraser Foundation