We would pretend to line people up, and we would throw stones at them, (just throw stones) and people who would be attacked would be 'ah ah ah ah' (freeze) so that's how then, that's how they'd start to move, the physicality of buffonts, but then we've got the three archetypes, one of them was the innocent buffont. The way that you would distinguish the buffonts would be through three things: the eyes, the breath, and the rhythm. And so, the innocent buffont, their eyes would be dead, (it's like their brain was just taken out and put to the side). The breath, 'huhhh huhhh' (just like a baby), just like there's no air or graces, just like 'huhhh' just breathing. And we've got the rhythm, (just steady, that's the innocent buffont). Then you've got the devious buffont, the eyes, the breath (fast breathing), almost hysterical. (and the rhythm, always moving), it's like electricity going right through their body. And then you've got the sensual devil, the eyes piercing (like they're looking into your soul, you've got the breath), it's like you're tasting air, you're tasting that person's presence in front of you. And then you've got the rhythm, (and also the sensual devil is obsessed with touch, and their rhythm is like quicksilver, they're just looking at the audience). So you can imagine, you have got the innocent, the mischievous, and the sensual devil, in and amongst a troop of 12, walking towards the audience. And then, them performing a piece, it could be about love, it could be about war, it could be a grandiose subject, but essentially criticising the audience. It's pointing a finger at the audience. Because of the ethos of the buffonts, they've been chucked out by society, they're not wanted. And so they're holding a mirror up to the audience, and saying, actually this is you. You're looking at us as monsters, but actually we're actually depicting you.

Isaac Ngugi talks to Arti Prashar about the technique of 'buffont', used in the Feeble Minds performance. To watch Isaac's full interview click here!