"The Invited" reimagines the gothic story of Dracula in a solitary séance in which an animated pop-up book serves as a conduit for Dracula’s curse to re-enter the modern world. The participating audience are The Invited. One guest at a time enters a dark room and is presented with a theatrical set up containing an AR device and a hand crafted pop-up book. Each turn of the page reveals an intricate kirigami world that fills with AR holograms to tell the story of Vampire X’s unholy desires. The 15 minute experience is an emotionally touching, uniquely poetic, haunted ride through the torments of unconsummated love.
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Davy McGuire, Kristin McGuire
Davy McGuire, Nesta Nelson, Dan Tucker
Ben Steiger-Levine, Richard Hurford
Davy & Kristin McGuire
Davy McGuire, Kristin McGuire, Richard Avery, Joel R Higley, Kristian de Carvalho, Jack Chamberlain, Andrew Ross
Lead Augmented Reality Developer: James Bailey, Augmented Reality Developer: Adam Tunicliffe, Augmented Reality Developer: Meggan Gumbrell, Project Manager: Sharon Worsnop