Quay Brothers

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Born near Philadelphia where they studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and then at the Royal College of Art, London. In 1980 they formed Koninck with colleague Keith Griffiths. Since then they have produced a hybrid variety of puppet animation work: documentaries (Stravinsky, Janáček, Anamorphosis), interludes (MTV), commercials, as well as films inspired by the writings of Kafka, Bruno Schulz (The Street of Crocodiles) and Robert Walser (Institute Benjamenta), a live action feature film for Channel 4. The Quays have also created a large reperatoire of decors for opera, theatre and ballet productions internationally. These include: Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges and Kim Brandstrup’s Dybbuk (both 1988), Handke’s The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other at the Malmo Dramatiska Theatre (dir.: Kim Brandstrup, 1996), Olga Neuwirth’s opera, The Baa-Lambs Fest at the Vienna Festival (dir.: Nicholas Broadhurst, 1999). They have been commissioned to create a major city-wide art installation, OverWorlds & UnderWorlds in May 2012 (http://www.leedscanvas.com). (2011)
still Loplop Peep-Show installation art