Barking Spider Visual Theatre & Black Hole Theatre attend the World puppetry festival, September 2015, France

Barking Spider Visual Theatre (BSVT) and Black Hole Theatre (BHT) – two Melbourne-based independent puppetry and visual theatre companies have joined forces to produce “Les Méduses”.

Les Méduses (formerly “Giant Illuminated Jellyfish”) are puppets (1.5m high) constructed from translucent fabric, moveable armatures and ever-changing LED lights. Carried aloft and animated by puppeteers, these are creatures of luminous beauty who float, drift and change colour as they encounter each other and the world around them. As they swim through the air, the sky becomes the sea and the viewer is transported to the deep blue of life aquatic.