What if you could change yourself into somebody else? And what if that someone was an illustrated character with all the fancy accessories you have always wanted? Pick a handdrawn moustache, an electric guitar or cover yourself completely with great animated accessories!
Digital Puppetry is an interactive animated installation, which lets people become new creatures in between reality and illustration. A collage of pink post-it notes, animation and live video. A travel into a new dimension. And lots of fun!! Digital Puppetry uses a great technology consisting of a homemade software and pink post-it notes. The stickies serve as operating devices. And as placeholders for the illustrations in the real world...
This piece enables users to playfully manipulate their own video image by placing different objects in the video. Originally hand drawn illustrations can be dragged across a videoscreen by sticking pink post-it notes to the screen. Thus the paper placeholders become spacial indicators for a variety of digital accessoires.
Tine Papendick would like to call herself a collageur, if that was a possible term. She is fascinated by the infinite variety of life and the complexity of possible connections and networks. Based on this understanding she aims on creating visual tools to bring her ideas to an emotional and tangible level. Throughout the past years she has been learning and using a broad range of tools to communicate her concepts, including illustration, graphic design. animation, film-making, interactive websites and installations.
She lives and works in Berlin. The programming for this piece was done by Rory Solomon and Cameron Browning in 2008.