Incredible Shadow Machines
The objects were arranged on circular stages, in a way that would cast interesting shadows and tell some kind of story. Our group chose to combine birdcage ornaments with the cut-out Stuart silhouettes I had made for my birthday masquerade, to create a magical townscape. Not too different from Angelio, in fact! (The setting for the historical fantasy trilogy I am currently writing).
When the tableaux were complete, they were each transferred in turn to a revolving turntable, with a light shining on them. The effect was truly magical! Like a Lotte Reiniger movie.
There was also an additional activity, in which we each made an object to add to Steve's piece in the exhibition on the theme of energy: From Horse Power to Hydrogen Power. Electric Galloper (shadowgraph machine). But I must say, I enjoyed the morning activity much more, as it took us into some truly enchanting worlds. What an amazing way to spend the day, creating our own shadowy fairy tales!