Yesterday I had the honor to do the inauguration exhibition for the very nice new Black Sesame space (heizima Hutong). Part of Institute for Provocation.
I made the space dark and divide in two, by a streched diagonal piece of fabric. On the back side (‘back stage’) all the shadow figures I have made so far, where pinned up. People where invited to use the light-app of their phone to look at the figures on one side of the fabric and while doing this create a shadow show for the people coming in from the other side. The zoetrope I have been building this last month (still not finished) was also spinning and needed ‘phone-light’ from it’s spectator to come to life.
During the last hour of the show a musician played and people became much more liberated to play with their light and the figures, all kinds of great things happened. Music set’s you free….
And during the day it looked like this;