Reactive stories on canvas
Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) and is said to have called it his best work. In 2006 Wired magazine invited sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers to take a shot themselves.
Seven of these stories became the starting point of this workshop.
The workshop involves the construction of a reactive mural. Children are invited through a collaborative process to create the illustration of a story on a large scale. We are inspired by aesthetics of pop artist Liechtenstein and comic books to set up a story of discovery. Children manage through text analysis and semantic observations to reformulate the same story using a different medium focusing on concepts of design , color , composition and storytelling . After studying large-scale painting techniques and fundamentals of electronic circuits , the outcome becomes a new view on the story involving the participation of the viewer.
Project in collaboration with Artemis Papageorgiou.