Art & About 2013 is shaping up to be another festival of fun, accessible and thought-provoking art.
With the focus on creation and storytelling, one of this year’s expected highlights is the unique interactive work I Think I Can. Terrapin Puppet Theatre artistic director Sam Routledge and interdisciplinary artist Martyn Coutts have co-created a whimsical project that offers viewers the opportunity to become an imaginary resident in an imaginary railway town.
To take up this virtual residence in Springfield Junction, the participant completes an iPad personality test and is subsequently allocated a character (and a passport so you can return!). Of the dynamic town community, you could live vicariously through the Queen, a hitman, a reality TV star, or perhaps even President Obama. Your tiny puppet avatar will then be animated, magnified and broadcast live onto large screens above the model town. You can also read about the latest news and scandals happening in the miniature community via the online newspaper.