Stories That Move

Exhibition design; Illustration. 

Stories That Move was an interactive exhibition that explored narrative form. Visitors were invited to crank the illustrated scroll across an open frame, recreating a popular 19th century storytelling medium known as the moving panorama, or crankie. Crankie performances are often accompanied by live music and this crankie was no exception: the movement of the scroll triggered songs and sound effects.

Through the addition of interactive elements, Stories That Move hopes to create a communal storytelling experience that allows visitors to share in the role of storyteller.

Installed in the Fox Gallery at MICA in Spring 2019.

Individual assets were hand drawn, scanned, and then digitally composed into the full illustration.

Tiny mockups allowed me to test the pacing and composition before committing to a full-scale print.

Backstage, a series of slits cut into the scroll allows for lamplight to occasionally pass through and hit the sensors, triggering the next audio file to play.