matthew robins at the science museum





I made an installation for the Science Museum in London as part of the new Information Age gallery.  
I produced the Cable Storybox, a collection of peepshows, animations, and mechanical puppet shows telling stories from the invention of the Electric Telegraph.  

T H E   V I C T O R I A N  T E L E G R A P H  -  A  T O Y  T H E A T R E
The biggest thing I made is a mechancical toy theatre, check out the video above and click the pictures below.  I had a lot of help from Tim Hunkin to make this, and Tim Spooner helped too.  My band recorded the soundtrack with me at Wolf Studios in Brixton, and the Chaps Choir did the background harmonies.  
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Here are some photos of us making the Toy Theatre, and the men coming to take it away from my studio.  
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Here are some stills from a peep-show animation booth explaining some people's early misunderstandings of what the telegraph wires were used for.  

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