INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION OF ILLUSTRATIONS FOR CHILDREN SDW 2013
The exhibition is a selection of black and white illustrations of seven different artists. The interactivity is presented by the possibility for kids to color and modify all the pictures using their own imagination.
The structure of the exhibition is a modification of the one we designed for “Archeology backstage”. The modification allows the reduction of the main element types for the walls from four to just two and also the addition of horizontal floor structure giving more combinatorics.
The big element used for the walls is presented in two additional variants – with cutouts shaped as arcs giving the presence of passages and doors.
The labyrinth shape that the whole structure has allows its usage not only for coloring but also for hide-and-seek and other games.
Author and curator: Vicky Knysh
Structure: Petar Zaharinov, PRAKTRIK
(c) Vicky Knysh
Part of the kid's section of Sofia Design Week 2013
21.06.2013 – 30.06.2013 – Serdika Mall, Sofia
TRAVELING EXHIBITION FOR CHILDREN ADAPTED FOR ADULTS
The goal of the exhibition is to make children and adults empathetic to the subject of archeology in general and also to the current challenges it faces. By recreating different activities it involves, in the form of games, children imperceptibly turn into seekers for ancient artifacts. Adults are provided with plenty of text and visual information that can satisfy even the most inquisitive of them.
The graphic materials, designed by poststudio, are separated into two “layers”: upper - for children, and lower – for adults, giving maximum ease in perception of the information. Pottery, in the form of magnetic puzzles, stratigraphic profile made of foam, a sandbox full of buried artifacts, drawing boards, animations and video are just parts of the “children's layer” , which often attracts older people too.
Our contribution to the project is the structure - “labyrinth”. It is an assemblable “puzzle” made of plywood, with no need of screws and gluing and reminds of a fortress, a lego style game, or a temporary wooden structure similar to ones used during expeditions. Only four types of elements (fig. 1) are enough to form the whole assembly without the need of any tools. Two or three people and a working day are completely enough to move the exhibition from one place to another (see VIDEO). All furnishing, including the sandbox and the transparent boxes, are also assemblable structures that does not require any fixtures in order to be assembled.
It was first presented at Grand Mall, Varna – Bulgaria on 20.06.2011 and we were pleased that all children and adults enjoyed it a lot.
Authors: Bogdan Atanasov, Vesela Gercheva – New Bulgarian University
Graphic design: Poststudio
Structure and furnishing: PRAKTRIK
Art concept: Violeta Halvadjieva
With the financial help of foundation “America For Bulgaria”