Oct 13, 2013

The Paper Architect

Love the idea behind The Paper Architect, which explores the concept of a talented craftsman escaping into a fantasy world to escape the harsh realities of life. Created by Davy and Kristin McGuire, the project uses projection mapping to bring his paper crafted world to life, mixed with the theatrical aspect that the actor brings into the mix to tell his tale.

The Paper Architect is a play combining paper-craft, animation, projection mapping and performance. It tells the story of an old model-maker who uses his paper creations as vessels for his imagination. The show features tiny, accurately mapped animations playing across intricate paper sets: sunrises and sunsets come and go; flocks of birds pass by; leaves flutter from a tree... When the actor places a cut-out dancing woman on a detailed paper model, she comes alive; he adds a paper man and watches their romance unfold.

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