Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppet duo currently based out of Vancouver B.C. Since 2003, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel have been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. Their performances combine originally crafted puppets, music, masks, and eclectic experiments in lighting and timing. Their “Compost-Modern” approach explores the interconnectedness between what is natural, what is artificial, and where everything blurs in between.
Mind of a Snail has created innovative shadow theatre for organizations around BC and beyond, including Dusty FlowerPot Cabaret’s 2011 Jessie nominated “Hard Times Hit Parade”, Public Dreams Society, The Secret Lantern Society, In the House Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, Still Moon Arts Society, Pacific Rim Whale Festival, and many more.