Story Storage

China Children's Book Expo

Story Storage, as the name suggests, is a company that stores stories. Whenever someone imagines a character, a setting, a story it has to be stored somewhere. The mind, of course, is the ideal place to collect your imaginary creations but what happens if you are a prolific creative with lots of tales wobbling around in your head? Or perhaps you need to free up some brain space for a big exam? That’s where Story Storage comes in!

Story Storage was created when LAStheatre were commissioned by the Chinese Children’s Book Expo to create a centre piece for their expo and launch their four flagship children’s books.

 

The audience arrived at the installation and, following an interaction with our team of  Imagination Managers, choose one of four storage units to enter.  Once inside, they discovered 3D versions of the each story world waiting for them with rope bridges, slides, mountains and a beetling tunnel of sheep. The audience were able to take on the role of the protagonist in each story or just explore the world of the book.  The experience ended in a cardboard workshop space where the audience took part in activities with the Imagination Managers and the illustrators or writers of each of the books.

Story Storage has subsequently toured schools in China, and to Curious Arts Festival in the UK.

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