I have been commissioned by the Chinese Children’s Book Expo to create a centre piece for their expo and launch their four new flagship children’s books. To do this, I have created a production called Story Storage.
Story Storage, as the name suggests, is a company that stores stories. Whenever someone imagines a character, a setting, a story it has to be stored somewhere. The mind, of course, is the ideal place to collect your imaginary creations but what happens if you are a prolific creative with lots of tales wobbling around in your head? That’s where Story Storage comes in!
The audience arrived at the installation and, following an interaction with our team of Imagination Managers, will choose one of four storage units to enter. Once inside, they discovered 3D versions of each story world waiting for them with rope bridges, slides, mountains and a beetling tunnel of sheep. The audience can take on the role of the protagonist in each story or just explore. The experience ends in a cardboard workshop space where the audience take part in activities with our Imagination Managers and the illustrators/writers of each of the books.
Story Storage subsequently toured schools in China, and to Curious Arts Festival in the UK.