16 June 2010

Giant Puppet in Old City of Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem is a fascinating place with its mixture of cultures, foods, religions and languages all bound by its ancient walls. What you wouldn't expect to find is a wondering giant puppet. Last night while taking in a visual display of sounds and lights in the Old City, I stumbled upon Meir the Giant. Created by young Israeli artists, Michal Ben-Anat and Oded Davidovitch, Meir has emotional perception and his heart beat and blushing is controlled by the main puppeteer, who manipulates the head. It was quite fascinating to watch the Giant interacting with the crowds and seeing his emotions through the coloured lights inside his body. You can watch a video clip of Meir the Giant here!

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