Playground: Hopscotch for the inner child
An interactive installation that resembles a hopscotch game, each tile triggers projection mapping with sound and tells the story of moving on from intergenerational trauma. After the journey, the second part of the work displays a series of answers about one thing family hurt them the most from random survey, viewers are also encouraged to leave their own experiences.
Graphics, Writing, Animation, Sound Design, Printing, Woodwork, Projection Mapping, Physical Computing, Set Design, Filming all by Wendy Li.
April - May 2022
Users engaging with the installation︎︎︎
︎︎︎Stepping on the tile will trigger one part of the animation, as well as lit up the tiles.
︎︎︎To leave answer on the board, the viewer will have to forcefully poke into the dowels, representing the hurtful experiences we had as well signifying the act of letting go.
The animation used balls to represent each individuals and use walls as a motif, as family conflicts often build a wall in our heart when we are young, stopping us to connect to the outside world.The music and sound were made to fit each tile.
The process of making this project was very complicated. It invovled conducting in-depth research into the topic, generating the idea the suit it the most, solving technical problems, and creating graphics, animations, sound...with many rounds of user testing and refinement.