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February 2, 2011 10:52 AM   Subscribe

"I always had the dream of creating a theatre performance that opened up like a pop-up book..."
posted by grumblebee (15 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is really cool.
posted by weston at 11:12 AM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is gorgeous and really stretches my understanding of Theater as an artistic form. Thank you for sharing.
posted by piratebowling at 11:15 AM on February 2, 2011


woh. kind of reminds me of how proto-cinema experiences must have been, with magic lanterns and such. thanks for sharing.
posted by crunchland at 11:29 AM on February 2, 2011


Wow, very cool. I've seen these before, but I think the smaller size makes it so much better.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 11:32 AM on February 2, 2011


I saw this on tumblr and thought that it is like a haunted dollhouse. It's awesome.
posted by sarahnade at 11:46 AM on February 2, 2011


That is just fantastic.

I hope they know about the theatre production of Shock headed peter, I can't help feeling the two would go together very well.
posted by ciderwoman at 12:03 PM on February 2, 2011


Thank you; this is wonderful!
posted by hot soup girl at 12:16 PM on February 2, 2011


Amazing. I hope this does become something life-size, it would be enchanting.

The fuzzy, distant projections of the actors, though, do lend a somewhat magical quality to the whole project.
posted by milestogo at 12:20 PM on February 2, 2011


I would love to see this life-sized, incorporating live actors/dancers/musicians, what have you, in the foreground, while the projections went on in the back. I don't know how that would work technically, but I think it would be haunting.
posted by xingcat at 12:24 PM on February 2, 2011


This is wonderful. I tried something like this in my scenic design grad school years, but we quickly found that getting plywood to behave as a popup book does takes much more (accurate)engineering than we were capable of executing at the time.
posted by sawdustbear at 12:26 PM on February 2, 2011


Though the scale and semi-three-dimensionality of it reminds me of this horrendous hologram arcade game, this is pretty cool.
posted by HeroZero at 1:13 PM on February 2, 2011


This is beautiful and all, but the video drove me crazy. I can tell all on my own when there is and isn't projection, honest I can!
posted by darksasami at 1:35 PM on February 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow, that was really gorgeous!
posted by Nattie at 2:36 PM on February 2, 2011


This takes so many things that I like and combines them in such an amazing way. It's beautiful and inspiring. Thank you so much for posting it.
posted by wander at 10:52 PM on February 2, 2011


Beautiful. I wonder how it would scale? Although I have to say, I like the idea of performing it as is for very small audiences ...

The New Eccentrics, a vaudeville duo out of San Francisco, just pased through Honolulu. They have their own take on pop-up book theatre ...
posted by zanni at 11:56 PM on February 2, 2011


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