Self on the Shelf

  • Visual arts
  • New York
  • Tue, March 06 —
    Mon, March 12, 2018
Self on the Shelf

Spanish filmmaker Laia Cabrera and animator / videomapper Isabelle Duverger co-create an interactive immersive installation for Spring Break Art Show 2018.

Through immersive interactive projection mapping, video art, illustration and animation, Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, in collaboration with interaction designer Nicola Carpeggiani, have created a child’s bedroom and bring it to life as it responds to a series of clues or hints, which will be given to visitors as they enter the room, turning into a nightmarish dreamscape in honor of the eponymous elf which has become the symbol of children’s intimate acceptance of 21st century surveillance realities.

Extracted from a 2012 journal entry about curator Christine Miele’s son and his relationship with James, his first Elf on the Shelf, the concept of this stranger from the North Pole was born. The dramatic visual effects will transform the room as the viewer explores feelings, emotions and limits between reality and fantasy.



Venue map

4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036


Buy tickets (from $15). Opening hours: from 11 am to 6 pm.

More information

Spring Break Art Show


Image: illustration by Isabelle Duverger



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