Short Stories

In this interactive video installation, viewers had the ability to manipulate animated video content using touch sensitive surfaces that I built. The gestures made by the viewer are translated by the touch surface to reveal an underlying layer of animation that reimagines narratives given by children.

These narratives were gathered in interviews wherein I asked questions about dreams, memories, and events. Whether they realized it or not, the children were compelled to be creative and descriptive on the spot. After the interviews, I asked the children to make drawings based on their stories. The combination of spoken accounts and handmade visuals provided reference material for the animations I created. The morphing effects and pacing of the animations were made to mimic the pacing and train of thought in the narratives.