The varied traditions of mumming throughout Europe (and now here in North America as well) all use masks, costumes and theatre-in-motion to embody the spiritual forces and changes occurring in the land and the community at special, liminal times of year. … More Making Magic
Once more, this past New Year’s Eve, we laufed throughout the city – a group of about nine monsters of various, mostly traditional types (including our very first Schnabelpercht!). … More Perchtenlauf, Eugene, Oregon, New Year’s Eve 2019
Yet in recent years the Krampus has developed to become an altogether very modern bogeyman, with a rising number of complaints about the demons acting in a drunkenly and disorderly fashion … More Krampus “gone rogue”
By Our Selves retraces John Clare’s journey on foot from Epping Forest up into Northamptonshire. The film will feature Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore, Toby Jones and a Straw Bear. … More Straw Bear on a Walk
Fantastic mumming illustration by tattoo artist Mike Moses.
Two photographs of modern mummers decked out in costumes made of straw. … More Straw
The magical fairy-tale world of Alexandra Dvornikova includes some familiar mummers and other masked folk.
The surreal, fantastical paintings of El Gato Chimney sometimes feature strange and compelling mumming figures. … More El Gato Chimney