I Think I Can

I Think I Can

Dates: 1 - 5 October 2014

Address: Gallery 1 - Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria 3006

Web: artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/families-and-youth/i-think-i-can

Choose a miniature puppet and play out your new life on a large-scale model railway. I Think I Can brings together model trains, intricate puppetry, live video and active audience participation to create this innovative public artwork.

Participants first take a playful "career test" on a custom-built iPad application. The test calculates their personality and provides them a choice of puppets in professions to which they are suited, which encourages people to imagine themselves into another reality. They receive an intricately detailed human figure and are invited to imagine their resident's story.

This story is documented and appears in the online newspaper created for the residency. As the puppet is animated, its movements are filmed and the footage is streamed live onto screens above the installation.

Participants are given a "passport," which enables them to return to the miniature town at any time over the period of the engagement and move their figure again in relation to what has happened around them. As more characters arrive, the virtual community continues to expand, creating a community of storytelling.

Content: City of Melbourne - What's On


This is a free event.


  • Entertainment

Opening hours

Sunday, 5 October 2014
Event runs from 11am to 3pm

Saturday, 4 October 2014
Event runs from 1pm to 4pm

Friday, 3 October 2014
Event runs from 11am to 2pm and 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Thursday, 2 October 2014
Event runs from 10am to 2pm

Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Event runs from 12pm to 4pm

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