In collaboration with British Council to celebrate Wiliam Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary, we created Lifescape - an interactive art installation which is inspired by William Shakespeare’s “All The World’s A Stage”. It allows users to walk through different stages of life, encouraging them to look at life from a unique perspective.
The idea behind the shadow box concept was adapted from another one of Shakespeare’s pieces - ‘Life’s Brief Candle’, where he mentions “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player. That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more.” Similarly, we hope to portray the reality of life and death through a series of interactive shadow boxes so that our audience may be reminded of the fragility of life and evidently, the prominence of Shakespeare’s legacy. Instead of creating a full digital installation, we combined traditional media and new media to relate it back to the old era when paper was the main medium.