February 2017: Summary of LIAF ('Narrative Contexts') Exhibition
These are stills and footage of the LIAF exhibition held at The CASS, London Metropolitan University in December 2016. It combines my passion for nostalgia and the seasons, centered around 'The Wind in the Willows' and Gilbert and Sullivan. The model began as a replica of the original one from Cosgrove Hall's original film of 'The Wind in the Willows', and then I transformed it into a miniature theatre. Photos of the original are projected onto it, along with Beverly Bush's illustrations and lyrics for a new take on 'When I Was a Lad' from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'HMS Pinafore'.
The stills show the project being set up, which included a platform (equivalent of an auditorium) made out of foam board to support the height of the panels of the theatre. A white sheet is placed over the top, but the inside will eventually be filled with models and projections resembling a 'museum' associated with the performance on the other side.
Here are two short animation tests that show the way the caravan could potentially be transformed. The first shows animation of it changing from the caravan into the theatre, while the second shows a line test; the idea of the caravan appearing to be 'drawn', which was eventually abandoned.
Here are three videos that depict different elements for my installation for the LIAF exhibition. The first is a slideshow of stills taken at Harlow Town Park in the Autumn, highlighting the beauty of the current season. The second is footage of me in a production of 'The Pirates of Penzance' at the Regent Centre in Christchurch in September 2016. The third is a montage of artwork from the 'Wind in the Willows' TV series. All of these elements were combined and projected onto the caravan theatre.