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FestiFools 2012

 
FestiFools 2012 | “Look Ma, no hands!” FestiFools 2012 springs to a roaring start. (The cool guy on the pogo stick: he and I go way back.)
“Look Ma, no hands!” FestiFools 2012 springs to a roaring start. (The cool guy on the pogo stick: he and I go way back.)

Irony: After a Foolish weekend steeped in “Language: The Human Quintessence,” I find myself utterly lacking … whaddaya call them things? … oh yeah, words. So we’ll let the photos do most of the talking. Honestly, I normally like to say more but I’m still catching my breath from the newly expanded Foolish Weekend — now featuring three days of Foolishness! (Sometime within the next decade, I’ll post images from FoolMoon and the Foolish Acts benefit concert at the Blind Pig. Stay tuned.)

FestiFools 2012 | FestiFools targeted by robot army! Once again, 826michigan and the Ann Arbor District Library teamed up to help scores of children get robotized.
FestiFools targeted by robot army! Once again, 826michigan and the Ann Arbor District Library teamed up to help scores of children get robotized.
FestiFools 2012 | I wanted to take all the robots home with me! (In just one year, this little girl went from a spectator to a full-on participant.)
I wanted to take all the robots home with me! (In just one year, this little girl went from a spectator to a full-on participant.)
FestiFools 2012 | Wranglers do their best to tame the red, two-headed dragon, who seemed to have two minds of its own. (Hi Jeri!)
Wranglers do their best to tame the red, two-headed dragon, who seemed to have two minds of its own. (Hi Jeri!)
FestiFools 2012 | The crowd of assembled earthlings was quite captivated by this amiable, bug-like, apparently extraterrestrial yet earth-loving, tie-dye sporting, hippie-creature dude. (“We come in peace, man.”)
The crowd of assembled earthlings was quite captivated by this amiable, bug-like, apparently extraterrestrial yet earth-loving, tie-dye sporting, hippie-creature dude. (“We come in peace, man.”)
FestiFools 2012 | Thanks to a little help from his friends, Barrie, the 50′ bookworm, set a new land-speed record — for a bookworm. (Read a brief biography of Barrie.)
Thanks to a little help from his friends, Barrie, the 50′ bookworm, set a new land-speed record — for a bookworm. (Read a brief biography of Barrie.)
FestiFools 2012 | FestiFools steering committee member Dave Waterhouse “steers” Barrie the Bookworm. Dave didn’t miss any of the multidimensional richness of FestiFools, thanks to his trusty 3-D glasses!
FestiFools steering committee member Dave Waterhouse “steers” Barrie the Bookworm. Dave didn’t miss any of the multidimensional richness of FestiFools, thanks to his trusty 3-D glasses!
FestiFools 2012 | I love how this shot suggests, rather than shows, the puppet. Rico insists that FestiFools isn’t really supposed to be about the puppets as objects, anyway. No, it’s supposed to be all about animation, interaction, connection — you know, life.
I love how this shot suggests, rather than shows, the puppet. Rico insists that FestiFools isn’t really supposed to be about the puppets as objects, anyway. No, it’s supposed to be all about animation, interaction, connection — you know, life.
FestiFools 2012 | Shooting you, shooting me. If you like taking pictures of photographers, FestiFools is the place to be. (On the right, another old friend of mine.)
Shooting you, shooting me. If you like taking pictures of photographers, FestiFools is the place to be. (On the right, another old friend of mine.)
FestiFools 2012 | This monkey was so totally iconic and, according to Rico, one seriously adept “tongue kisser” (really wish I’d captured that; then again, maybe it’s best that I didn’t).
This monkey was so totally iconic and, according to Rico, one seriously adept “tongue kisser” (really wish I’d captured that; then again, maybe it’s best that I didn’t).
FestiFools 2012 | U-M School of Art & Design professor Nick Tobier, striking a Patton-esque pose, surveys his elite plastic bucket brigade.
U-M School of Art & Design professor Nick Tobier, striking a Patton-esque pose, surveys his elite plastic bucket brigade.
FestiFools 2012 | Thanks once again to U-M student group GROOVE for the groov-a-licious beats.
Thanks once again to U-M student group GROOVE for the groov-a-licious beats.
FestiFools 2012 | Curious to see just what’s going to strut by next.
Curious to see just what’s going to strut by next.
FestiFools 2012 | Keep your claws away from my bubbles!
Keep your claws away from my bubbles!
FestiFools 2012 | I heard President Obama talking about “green” jobs. But now I’m beginning to wonder if, perhaps, I misunderstood him.
I heard President Obama talking about “green” jobs. But now I’m beginning to wonder if, perhaps, I misunderstood him.
FestiFools 2012 | Violet, rainbow-y, and hot pink are always in style at FestiFools. (Thanks for striking a pose for me, Miss Pink!)
Violet, rainbow-y, and hot pink are always in style at FestiFools. (Thanks for striking a pose for me, Miss Pink!)
FestiFools 2012 | Here we are at 5pm. The puppets have begun their migration out of downtown. But wait, is that a puppet biting another puppet’s head? I wouldn’t worry about it ’cause, you know, puppets will be puppets.
Here we are at 5pm. The puppets have begun their migration out of downtown. But wait, is that a puppet biting another puppet’s head? I wouldn’t worry about it ’cause, you know, puppets will be puppets.
FestiFools 2012 | Travelin’ in style.
Travelin’ in style.
FestiFools 2012 | Foolish People: FestiFools steering committee member Jeri Rosenberg and Artistic Director Mark Tucker are a bit slap-happy after months of soul-crushing toil in the dank recesses of the FestiFools studio. | Rico is a “Very Serious Person.”
Foolish People: FestiFools steering committee member Jeri Rosenberg and Artistic Director Mark Tucker are a bit slap-happy after months of soul-crushing toil in the dank recesses of the FestiFools studio. | Rico is a “Very Serious Person.”
FestiFools 2012 |  Orbit Hair Design was out on the street doing Foolish do’s. (They had originally planned to coif FoolMoon revelers, but decided to reschedule due to Friday night’s dicey weather conditions.)
Orbit Hair Design was out on the street doing Foolish do’s. (They had originally planned to coif FoolMoon revelers, but decided to reschedule due to Friday night’s dicey weather conditions.)
FestiFools 2012 | A video game come to life on Liberty St. This is the brainchild of Spontaneous Art (see also: their facebook page).
A video game come to life on Liberty St. This is the brainchild of Spontaneous Art (see also: their facebook page).
FestiFools 2012 | The Violin Monster returned to Ann Arbor just in time!
The Violin Monster returned to Ann Arbor just in time!
FestiFools 2012 | Max moves rapidly through the “Three Stages of FestiFools”: ecstasy (in the thick of it), agony (that it’s over so quickly), and bargaining (already marketing FestiFools 2013 — “Your Logo Here”).
Max moves rapidly through the “Three Stages of FestiFools”: ecstasy (in the thick of it), agony (that it’s over so quickly), and bargaining (already marketing FestiFools 2013 — “Your Logo Here”).

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Terrific! Thank you!

#1 Wendel Heers

Looks like I missed some seriously fun and foolish times. As usual, great photos, Myra – love the fisheye!

#2 Robbi

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 12-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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