Forest is an Arts Council research and development project exploring Place and Identity in Forest Fields and Hyson Green in Nottingham. I create visual narratives through illustration and animation exploring notions of community, cultural heritage, dreams and hope.
I have been experimenting with Tagtool to find the best solution for a live performance. I like the way the flowers move and the subtle gestures of the character.
After a lot of experimentation with different software and hardware solutions, I settled on using the app Tagtool for the iPad. Tagtool transforms illustrations into digital puppets and then using some simple tools animates them. I was introduced to the software several year ago, but at that time it was a bit glitchy and limited in functionality. Several generations later it has evolved into a relatively stable app which opens up a world of possibilities for live animated performance.