– participatory, interactive, public, detroit, shadow puppet
participatory, interactive, public, detroit, shadow puppet
'Storyline Transport: Detroit' is a participatory public art initiative created in collaboration with Jung A Woo and Steven Pedersen. We created experimental shadow puppet stage sets and performances based on images of the streets and architecture of Detroit's many neighborhoods. Images and stories of Detroit residents are collected at public locations via hands-on shadow puppet making workshops, while a converted pickup truck delivers illuminated shadow puppet shows from neighborhood to neighborhood.The first workshop/event took place at Shed #5 in Detroit's Eastern Market on Nov. 1st, 2008, Saturday from 10am to 3pm. The actual, physical creation of the puppets offers an opportunity for participants to interact, express thoughts and feelings with fellow residents in more creative and unexpected ways. The collected images and stories of the Detroit residents were displayed in a gallery later as an installation comprised of animations, a styrofoam truck with a puppet stage and interactions with the viewers.