Frights and Delights invited its audience to explore and discover the history and future of the special effects in theatre through a series of interactive exhibits and hands on experiments and performances at Cheltenham’s Wilson Gallery.
Adults and children immersed themselves in video environments, played with holograms and witnessed a reconstruction of the famous Victorian Pepper’s Ghost illusion.
There were early 21st century virtual worlds to explore along with some ancient Javanese shadow puppetry. Drama Students from the digital the University of Gloucestershire also presented a programme of multimedia performances demonstrating how simple video and camera techniques can add new dimensions to live performance.
Music and interactive popup workshops were provided by VOID’s long-time collaborators, new music ensemble Discord/datcord …. who also performed part of the programme from their most recent gig at the Albert Hall, London
Participation team leader, Olly Tipper