Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Ice Book

The Ice Book (HD) from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.

While looking into paper sets and pop-up books as sets Linden came upon this short film advertising for a miniature show made of pop-ups and light design. We're not going to turn the lights out on our audience in All's Well, but Davy and Kristen McGuire, the artists behind The Ice Book use the lights masterfully. For more information about their show read the information packet about their show, or go to their website.

What does a set made of paper contribute to this show? Is it just the delicacy? The portability of little theater? The translucence? Is there something about books coming to life that is itself magical?


  1. Also, this is an even better version of what I have secretly wanted for a few years now - a projection-based set. Basically white sheets/screens with light projecting different pictures onto it in an artistic way as the play goes on within it. Actually, if there is a paper sculpture element, that would be awesome too.

    If not, it's still an interesting answer to the sets you build for a show and then destroy - a stable set infinitely adaptable to whatever play you want to do, a one-time investment in what could be a permanent set, if a significant one.