Reverse Shadow Theatre



Reverse Shadow Theatre is an installation created with the Animata real-time animation editor.

Wayang Kulit is the indonesian shadow puppet theatre, in which finely carved and painted leather puppets move behind a screen making the audiance see their shadows only. In our installation the situation is reversed. The role of the elaborate puppets is emphasized, while the visitor is a mere shadow trying to control the puppets by her movements.


Bence Samu - animation, video documentation, programming
Peter Nemeth, Gabor Papp - programming
Agoston Nagy - sounds

Reverse Shadow Theatre and Animata were developed in Kitchen Budapest in 2007-2008. For more information please visit and