“Kids” is a game of crowds. The project consists of a short film, an interactive animation and an art installation. “Kids” is the second collaboration of filmmaker Michael Frei and game designer Mario von Rickenbach after their project “Plug & Play”. The project is co-produced by Playables, SRG SSR and Arte. The game is published in collaboration with Double Fine Presents for mobile devices and computers.
“Kids” is an animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal? Who is steering the crowd? What if it is heading in the wrong direction? Where does the individual end and the group begin? What is done by choice, and what under duress?
The installation is divided into three parts: interactive scenarios, an installation of up to 50 puppets and a presentation of the production process. The setup is easily adaptable to different settings in museums, galleries or at events.
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