Welcome to The Making of Pinocchio: Digital Edition – an up-close behind the scenes look at the quest to make Pinocchio the perfectly imperfect trans masc narrative of our times.
In a forest of real wood and fake wood, and real fake wood, and fake real wood, join the cast, crew and creators as they construct Pinocchio over and over again, shaking the boundaries between possible and impossible, reality and fantasy. Turning wood into flesh, boys into donkeys, and making that nose grow… the tricks of the trade will be revealed before your very eyes.
Artists and lovers Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill have been making The Making of Pinocchio: Digital Edition since 2018, alongside and in response to Ivor’s gender transition. Glimpsed through a fictionalised making process, the artists’ real autobiographical experience meets the magical story of the little lying puppet who wants to be a real boy.
Enter a world of wildly queer utopic imaginings, conjured in a click and lock landscape where everything can change, and everything can connect.
The Making of Pinocchio: Digital Edition was designed as a special one-off digital performance, filmed in one take at Tramway (Glasgow) and first streamed online at Take Me Somewhere Festival (May 2021). Join us for a live screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with the artists. The Making of Pinocchio will tour as a live performance from May 2022