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Omoon in the Teapot by Youbi Lee and Yee Wen Soo

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Omoon in the teapot is a short puppetry theatre video, playing with the concept of alter ego. Set in the olden days, a young peasant found a magic teapot which took him to his ideal world.

Omoon in the teapot is an extension of the OMOON project. We continue to use low-cost, everyday materials such as toilet paper rolls and plastic waste to create our puppets and sets. In addition to this, we will experiment with shadow puppetry and digital graphics in creating this project.

The OMOON project was seeded and developed during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. In response to the Victorian Government ‘Stay home, stay safe’ policy, we have created a 5-minute puppetry video portraying our new normative ways of living, working and schooling at home.”


Music Credit:
Asian Drums, District Four, Eastern Thought,
Investigations, Welcometo Horrorland, When the Wind Blows by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0: By Attribution license.

Watch the artists, Youbi Lee and Yee Wen Soo, in conversation with Adolfo Aranjuez, talking about their works here:

Image credit: Yee Wen Soo (Left) and Youbi Lee (Right), Obang in Making, 2. Photo by Artplay

Youbi Lee is a visual artist and community arts practitioner. She works in many different forms of visual art; such as printmaking, installation, video and performances. She has been initiating and facilitating visual arts workshops and collaborative community arts projects. She has developed strategic partnerships with 20 local organisations who support multiculturalism and co-created artworks with over 1,000 participants in Victoria. Her main works include Asylum Silk Roads partnership with 5 organisations and funded by Creative Victoria and Australia Council, Eastern series in Rainbow serpents festival, Melbourne fringe Festival and Obang, which has been selected as New Idea Lab in ArtPlay.

Yee Wen Soo is a performing artist and a school teacher. She has a background in Odissi, whereby she performs, assists in teaching and choreographs short dance pieces. Yee Wen extends her dance towards theatre, installation and participatory arts. Her main artistic works include Obang – Theatre for Early Years (2020), Black::Rainbow (2019) and Asian Grocery (2017).

Omoon in the Teapot by Youbi Lee and Yee Wen Soo is presented as part of Mapping Melbourne 2020-21.

Featured image credit: Omoon in the Teapot. By Youbi Lee.




January 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm