About Us

Twisted Fairground is a project first formed by Matt Knight (sculptor, painter, designer, actor) in 2006 and it has been exploring a dialog between art installation, automated puppetry and physical theatre.

They have presented, art installations, shows and different theatrical presentations with different actors, and they have created a large ongoing seres of work exploring a world within the 1900's fairground /freak-show. With three installations as the mobile stage, in the winter of 2010, with director /actor Fernando Villella, they created the first presentation of the show 'The Electric Fairground Organism'. In which they take an audience on a theatrical tour of their enclosed area . With a evolution of this show they are working internationally as a fixed team of 3 actors/crew.

In 2011 Christine Pokorny (actor/ dancer) became a resident member of the team. Theatrically the Twisted fairground are exploring object / physical theatre, story telling and puppetry.

The project also installs its sculpture installations for stages, exhibitions and events and has smaller exhibits and shows. It collaborates with other actors and projects internationally.

Events performed include:
Bimbotown, Leipzig,
Fusion Festival Germany, 9 different occasions Robodock Amsterdam,
Menem Belgium,
ADM Amsterdam,
Boom Festival Portugal,
Buskers Bern, Switzerland,
Aurillac, Fete de la Rue, France,
Eird Festival Amsterdam,
Cabaret de los Muertos Barcelona,
Book launch for the work of Mariscal, Barcelona, Circus spectrum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Carneyville, Bristol, U.K.
Cabaret de las Muertos, Barcelona,
Valladolid Festival Spain,
Pobre Nou Festival Barcelona , 2 different occasions Shambala Festival,U.K.
Fete de la Rue, Chalon, France,
Glade Festival U.K.
Cider Fest, Bristol U.K.
Old Duke Jazz Festival, Bristol, U.K
Boom Town Festival, U.K 5 different occasions Circus spectrum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Carneyville, Bristol, U.K.
Cabaret de las Muertos, Barcelona,
Valladolid Festival Spain,
Lugano Buskers, Switzerland
Sisyphos Berlin.
Tatoo Circus, Berlin
R.A.W. Temple, Berlin
Last Tuesday Society, The Cornet, London
Adams Street. London.
The Subnitz, London
Zoo Studios, Brighton, U.K.
Creative common Bigtop, Bristol Circus Festival, Bristol, U.K.
Ascona, Artisti de Strada
Mongol Ralley, Czech Republic
Naked Puppets Peep Show, site specific performance /installation, Barcelona, Spain Penabilli, Artisti in Plaza, Italy
At.Tention Theater Festival , Germany
Muestra de Artes Fantásticas, Santander, Spain, Carnavale, Den Haig, Nederlands
Jet Lag Festival, Amsterdam, Nederlands Robodoien- Festival of Robotics Koln, Germany A.D.M. festival Nederlands