work by Matt Gordon






Festival of the Moving Creature

The Festival of the Moving Creature was a year long collaboration between the fabrication arms of the Architecture, Art, and Drama schools of the University of Virginia. The culmination of the project was a series of five full scale puppeteered and animatronic creatures, drawing from the worlds of Hollywood practical effects, parade and festival puppetry, and the artwork of Theo Jansen and Les Machines I'ile. The project was guided along the way by Hollywood effects artists from the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.
I worked on design and fabrication of several of the creatures, as well as one of the lead puppeteers in the final parade.