Animating Tatton Park stand at RHS Garden Show 2019

We developed a popup digital gallery to animate the Tatton Park stand and draw attention to the plight of invertebrates.

The resultant work called Release by artist Jacki Clark and anthropologist Jessica Symons draws attention to the butterflies killed and preserved by collectors, poisoned by pesticides and diminished by intensive farming. Through the popup digital gallery, people are invited to release the spirits of the butterflies as ghostly images materialise in the augmented reality app and fly away.

We worked with butterflies from the Tatton collection which have been recently restored and found in the house. The app works both with pictures of the butterflies and on the butterfly bodies themselves.