‘A genuinely innovative, fascinating & beautiful installation which takes its audiences of all ages on a flight of fancy into another world.’
Cathy Westbrook – Commissioner, PANeK
Enter into the Imaginarium and unlock secret stories from Wonderland. Housed in a 7m Bell Tent, this delightful immersive experience is a series of 5 interactive installations merging digital technology, short Ipad films, natural surroundings and traditional parlour games. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, the films and installations explore the hidden stories and journeys of Wonderland’s unsung heroes.
The Ipad becomes your magnifying lens, zooming in on the minutiae of natural plants and flowers to shrink you to the eye-view of a hedgehog about to become a croquet ball and a dormouse stirring up a storm in a teapot. The films contain clues to help you find games hidden in the installations, which include a floating Mad Hatter’s tea party, a chess board with live plants as chess pieces, hanging birdcages with imprisoned roses, an overgrown croquet table and a beach scene captured within a suitcase.
The films are beautifully shot in the English landscape. Imaginarium can also take place in indoor settings.
Commissioned by PANeK: Kent Festivals Consortium August 2013, funded by Arts Council England.