Pandora in the Box is a short, surreal comic, arranged into a maze for the reader to travel through as they follow the story. It experiments with comics formatting and layout, and reworks the Pandora myth to look at the nature of Hope. Is Hope a resource, or is it an active process? Can Hope be created? If so, how?
The comic exists as a full scale large at installation, about as big as a basketball court. It is currently safely stored away, but it could tour and occupy new spaces in the future.
It also exists online, as a digital space for google chrome. You can explore the installation here.
CARTOONIST. NEON COLOUR ENTHUSIAST – Lorena Torres Loaiza
COMIC EDITOR. MONSTER CONSULTANT – Allison O’Toole
ACTOR. EMERGING GARDENER, CAT MOTHER, AND RESCUER OF POSSUMS – Beatriz Pizano
SET CONSULTANT AND CARPENTER – Peter Velocci
LIGHTING DESIGNER – Rebecca Vandevelde
SOUND DESIGNER – Tim Lindsay
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Navid Amini
PRODUCER – Alexis Eastman
COORDINATING DEVELOPER – Jacob Niedzwiecki
3D ARTIST – Ruslan Makarov
Alex Dault, Luke Garwood, Mel Tranchemontaigne, Steve Balgovin, Ty Templeton, and Andrew Fleet
PANDORA IN THE BOX MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT FROM THE THEATRE CENTRE AS PART OF THE EXPLORATIONS RESIDENCY PROGRAM, CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, AND THE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL.