The Forgotten Toys Compendium (2015)

The Forgotten Toys Compendium (2015)

Commissioned by Bristol Green Capital 2015 as part of their Neighbourhood Arts Programme, inviting people to see “junk” in a fresh way by tapping into the shared experiences of play across different generations and cultures. It creates new invitations, pretexts, tools and spaces for social interaction, by starting with the very personal & then connecting up with neighbours and neighbourhoods. The project will work with lead local residents on a journey of social archaeology to rediscover and repurpose the playable gems hidden among the dusty piles of forgotten “junk” lurking in people’s attics, garages and sheds, shining a light on the latent social and cultural potential of these objects through the lens of collaborative play. These playable artefacts- from rusty bike wheels & old sledges to bent hoola-hoops, dusty console controllers and forgotten Furbies will be reborn through story-telling and active...
Re-creation Trail (2013)

Re-creation Trail (2013)

The Re-creation Trail’ is a location-based adventure with mobile phones. Participants are invited to play with family and friends or just take some time on their own to explore the city. Find the hidden markers, take a photo or draw a picture and send a text to the Hub, where the team will then send you on your next adventure across the city. The trail aims to provoke discussion, encourage opinion and to investigate the role we all play whilst re-imagining our city in a new way. We want to create a sense of place in which you become creators and authors of a unique shared experience. The Re-Creation Trail was commissioned for the Coventry Mysteries Festival...
Greenwood Tree (2013)

Greenwood Tree (2013)

Taking its inspiration from the pastoral literary tradition of ‘As You Like It’, Greenwood by Ludic Rooms is an interactive digital arts installation that explores the relationship between art and nature. Suspended from a tree in the historic orchard of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, hang a series of ligneous cylinders, partially turned from wood found on site. They appear to grow, the tree’s augmented fruit. As you approach you hear a whisper, a hidden voice suspended in the branches, it beckons you closer. ‘Come Hither’.  A series of sensors detect your presence and movement, triggering a multi-layered soundscape of words and sounds, inspired by the bard’s verse and the setting of the cottage gardens. As you touch the tree, sounds emerge from tiny speakers embedded within the hanging sculptures. The trees become books, the verse hanging in the branches. The Greenwood Tree was commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust with support from the Happy Museum Project as part of ‘Sounds in the...
What Light? (2012)

What Light? (2012)

Installed in a vacant retail unit in Stratford upon Avon as part of their winter illuminations, What Light? let’s you stop for a moment in the hustle and bustle of the festive town centre, to reimagine yourself and your town. What Light? builds a snowman for you any day of the...