The Truth About Your Monsters

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Creek, Cassidy
child; play; drawing; monster; fear; interactive; archetype; narrative; relational aesthetics; dialogical; storybook; immersive; installation; sculpture
thesis / dissertation description
The Truth About Your Monsters is an immersive and dialogical exhibition formatted as a walk-through storybook environment. Viewers are transported into a child’s make believe world through hands-on stations. By building on the skeleton of an archetypal narrative, audience members are encouraged to tap into their own experience as they contribute imagery and action to the narrative. I call on audience members to discuss personal or universal fears by prompting them to draw images of monsters that represent their fear.