A GREAT ESCAPE
Escaping or wanting to leave from where you are is a universal feeling and has many levels. For the exhibition I illustrated the steps of an escape (using drawings, interactive charts and moving objects). The idea is not so much to show people how or where they should go, but to make them realise when it is time to go and to inspire them to make the jump or take the leap. One of my conclusions was that the (metaphorical escape) solution can be found in the problem. So for example if you turn a gate 90 degrees gives you have a ladder! Bend a cage and you have a hot air balloon.
The inspirational escape objects were designed people experiencing the following symptoms for a longer length of time:
SADNESS: you are too sad to tell
EMPTINESS: you are very lonely or very uninspired
MADNESS: something is making you lose your mind
CURIOSITY: so much elsewhere is still to be discovered
OVERDOSE: it is all just too much to handle