MFAH art opening: Shadow Monsters

Reproduced courtesy of the artist

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.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Free with museum admission.
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