MFAH art opening: Shadow Monsters
Shadow Monsters, an interactive installation by New York-based British artist Philip Worthington, invites museum visitors to take part in a fully immersive art experience. Participants create their own shadow plays as their silhouettes are recast in fantastic forms. Essentially a digital version of a traditional shadow-puppet theater, Shadow Monsters turns a childhood game of imagination into a reality.
People's hands become mouths with razor-sharp teeth; tongues, eyes and fins appear from every appendage; and birds and dinosaurs squawk throughout the museum's vast Cullinan Hall— all thanks to vision-recognition software that augments visitors' gestures with sound and animation.
On view through Sept. 20.