Paper Mates

A while ago I wrote about the work of Davy and Kristin McGuire in a post called Paper Cuts. Their latest work 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. It is just beautiful and so clever – take a look at the trailer:

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One reviewer called it a piece that speaks to our imagination and challenges our notions what theatre can be. Indeed it does. But in and of itself, it is a simply (and I don’t mean that in a pejorative sense) a modern, technological shadow theatre which has of course been with us for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

The McGuire’s work, not surprisingly, has a growing reputation internationally, as this rather amusing video shows

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