Project participants in Babbacombe, Bovey Tracey and Totnes have just about completed the designs and gathered together or created all the materials for inclusion in their Life Story Boxes. The participants’ creative responses to the project have been supported by project artist Kate Green and EVA Creative Producer Jennie Hayes. The collected materials are being displayed in each individual’s selected ‘box’ (suitcases, sewing boxes, antique chests, multi-drawered containers, vanity cases, etc.) and being turned into multi-media works of art in this collaborative project.
Each of the boxes will have both a physical and digital element: a life story box may contain objects which relate to an aspect of a participant’s life — with the touch of a button or lift of a flap within the box the story can then be heard through headphones. The boxes will include photographs, layered images on acetate, film clips, audio, etc.
Above image: Preliminary sketch by Norman Pink of his Life Story Box. © K Green.