Alaska Native Medical Center

— Wilderness Wiggle

Enter into a storybook, illustrated world of Alaskan environments as the seasons change: the wilderness, the plains, the deep forest and the snowy mountains. This gestural installation allows children to play harmonious music and create Alaskan-inspired patterns with their body movements, plant seeds and water plants with their hands (which the Moose then eats!), have snow fights, make singing rainbows with their arms and paint the Northern Lights.

Directed by Chris O’Shea and beautifully designed by Emmanuelle Walker, the bespoke interactive installation was the focal point for kids visiting the Alaska Native Medical Centre. It aims to promote physical movelment and active play as part of a healthy lifestyle as well as allow children to momentarily escape the reality of their daily treatment and long stays in hospital. Look out for the Rufous Hummingbird, Beluga Whale and baby black bear hiding in the Alaskan wilderness.

Interactive installation illustrated by Emmanuelle Walker

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