Yavni Bar-Yam

Artist-Educator (Narrative Puppetry)
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Yavni is a puppeteer, which means he doesn’t have to choose between being a performing, visual, and literary artist. Originally from Boston, he has also lived in New York, Mitzpe Ramon, Jerusalem, and Toronto. Recent projects include parade/pageant puppetry for the Ashkenaz Festival, found object video puppetry as a co-founder of Hermit Appendage, a graffiti installation piece in a gallery in Buffalo, NY, and the manuscript of a novel for a master’s degree in creative writing at Bar Ilan University. Once upon a time, Yavni majored in physics. Yavni was on staff at BCI in 2016, 2017, and 2019.