Tine Papendick

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Interactive Installation, 2008

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original programming: Cameron Browning and Rory Solomon
further programming: Peter Vasil and Martin Luge
concept: Tine Papendick
Thank you: Zachary Lieberman, Friedrich Kirschner, Taeyoon Choi and Marek Plichta

Digital Puppetry is an interactive installation, which allows you to alter your identity in a very playful way. Standing in front of a screen, you are looking at yourself like in a mirror. With the help of pink sticky notes you can grab various items on the screen and attach them to yourself like a dress-up-puppet.

The core idea of the project came from my laziness as an animator: I wanted to be able to "wear" the characters that I designed. So I would no longer have to animate them, but could instead "act" them. But when exhibiting it for the first time, the true potential of the installation revealed itself. It makes people addicted …

The original version of the installation was developed during the interactivos workshop at eyebeam center for arts and technology, New York. It has been successfully exhibited at international festivals and events. Furthermore, the concept/ technology has been sold to various companies – including their corporate/ commercial imagery.


touring through India for Homeshikari (with their content), various cities

Ciné Kadee, Gent, BE
at Bright Tradeshow for Turbokolor (with their content), Berlin, DE

Lille 3000 / Gare Saint Saveur, Lille, FR
Festival Temps d'Images / garajistanbul, Istanbul, TR
Fête de l'Anime, Lille, FR

at IFA Berlin for ZDF NEO (with their content, illustrations by me), Berlin, DE
Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen, Antwerp, BE
Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen, Bruges, BE
CTM & Amaze Jump 'n Run Bonus Cheat at WMF, Berlin, DE

Niemandsland Festival at Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht, NL
Cinekid, Amsterdam, NL
Cadavre Exquis Exhibition at Neurotitan, Berlin, DE
Art Rock Festival, Saint-Brieuc, FR
V-Kunst (mit Projektionsareal), Frankfurt Main, DE

HFF Potsdam Babelsberg, DE
Doubletake - the exhibition at eyebeam, New York City, USA