Monday, October 26, 2015

Cool Things Made With Books | Macbeth

Theatre Book - Macbeth from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.

'Theatre Book - Macbeth' is a battery powered cinematic pop-up book. The prototype book includes 6 pop-up pages designed like sets on a stage with actors projected onto the paper scenery. All technical equipment such as a micro projector and computer, batteries, loudspeakers and mirroring devices are integrated into the cover of the book in order to create a stand alone storytelling device, mixing the formats of books and theatre stages.The story is driven by the owner of the book who turns the pages and thus triggers video and sound to play out the scenes. In this prototype the story of Macbeth is being told through visuals and music/sound only.

Theatre Book is a development of The Icebook, the world‘s first projection mapped pop-up book:
Theatre book is a collaboration between Davy & Kristin McGuire, Matt Hayler and the Royal Shakespeare Company, supported by the REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy.
REACT is a collaboration led by UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England), Watershed and the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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