An interactive installation on the pavements around Smithfield Market that engages commuting Londoners to change their perception of their city. By drawing on the Bartholomew’s Fair, a five-day journey unfolds a different story a day through public interaction with three viewfinders – each containing three elements that overlap to compose scenes. These elements include illustrations of 17th century characters, framed cityscapes and a mirrored puppet playing the main role.
The main character is a balancing tightrope walker that, representing both Londoners and foreigners, narrates what happened to him once he visits the fair.
Through engagement with distinctive interactive elements – the viewfinders and the puppet – AnOther London encourages commuting Londoners to connect with stories involving imagination, humour, and fantasy. By uncovering its past, the public acknowledge their own city, question their own behaviour and are reminded about all the possible ways of interacting with the capital.
Maria Fernanda Porto
Film direct or & photographer
Filming & editing
film & photo editing
Following an architecture degree in Brazil, Flavia started working as an exhibition designer. For 7 years Flavia enhanced her knowledge in the field, being involved in the creative direction of a number of exhibitions of art, science, culture and history. Her current work focuses on the understanding and challenge of the visitor experience, and engagement and interaction with specific content, by creating experiences in urban and art installations.