Theatre Jukebox is an arcade-style cabinet that tells stories in a unique way. Take a seat, slip on some headphones, and watch as each photograph comes to life.

Stand + Stare developed Theatre Jukebox during a Mirco-residency at the Studio in June 2011.

You are invited to choose from a selection of cards. Each one plays a short, self-contained snapshot, but if you continue, connections between the cards build a bigger picture.

The audio stories are brought to life through projections mapped to the images. The resulting experience is fragmented, non-linear and pieced together by you. It is like snippets of memory or flicking through a photo album, each picture sparking images, associations, snatches of conversations and ideas.

Theatre Jukebox is a platform for telling stories. It particularly challenges the way we interact with archives and is a new way to attach digital stories and real value to ‘physical things’. It can be installed and repurposed in different contexts, but in every case provides an intimate experience through the artistic conception of linking the stories together.

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