Found in Translation (M-V02 FIT)

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Function: To perform and communicate pre-recorded local short stories through the activation of twenty 'characters' represented by soft toy animals; to make public previously unknown, untold or challenging stories about place; and to engage people in a story-telling process in otherwise non-descript transitional public space sites.  

Design Features: Dry weather aluminium and timber construction; seating for one; performer access via a removable back panel; 70mm steering wheels (x 2) and 70mm wheels with breaks (x 2); DC battery powered amplifier and microphone; twenty animal characters stored on the internal walls via hooks; bound storybook; and storage area.

Deployment: Possible in most city terrains.  Hard surfaces, concrete or bitumen easier than softer gravel or grass.  Steep slopes to be avoided.  Level ground required when stationary.  Medium to busy pedestrian traffic location most effective.

Public Engagement: Unlimited public audience can view, listening to the stories being told and watching the animated characters.

Action Researcher/Performer's (AR/P) Role: Obtains and records local stories; reads these stories through a portable amplifier whilst animating the characters.

Assistant's Role: One assistant required for explanation to the public when necessary; and to undertake still and video image documentation.

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