Curator’s Choice - Rebekah Caputo

01 September - 17 December 2015

HAG Puppet

Rebekah Caputo is a puppeteer and theatre-maker based in Leeds. She collaborates with dancers, musicians and other theatre-makers to create live performances, and investigate the synergy of puppet manipulation and sound. Working primarily in rod puppetry, object manipulation and shadowplay, her work offers a dark reflection of the world and human behaviours. HAG was created as the culmination of her Masters in Creative Practice exploring the sounds of found objects within the puppet and the potential of the uncanny in live performance.




Caputo’s research explores the animism placed on objects, and the audience’s desire to see the inanimate live. This is not only demonstrated in the object/puppets she creates, but also through extensive improvisation and collaboration with musicians, found sound and interdisciplinary artists.




Rebekah Caputo, HAG Puppet, 2015. Image Courtesy of Rebekah Caputo.


Curator’s Choice is a new series of sample displays with work selected by the Curatorial and Exhibitions Manger. Dispersed around our Blenheim Walk campus, this surprising trail of cabinets of curiosity highlight a selection of innovative research-practice, often work-in-progress, from a range of internal and external colleagues.