Client Work

Traces

Reinterpreting content for heritage sites for new audiences.

A project in collaboration with National Museum Wales, Jenny Kidd from Cardiff University and writer Sara Lewis.

Traces is not an audio guide. Nor is it a tourist guide. It is a companion telling you a story that reveals fragmented moments of intertwining fact and fiction inspired by St Fagans; the space, it’s stories and archives. It is for the curious. For the seekers of mystery. And for those who are willing to get lost in the traces of a story. 

Traces is a site specific storytelling audio app that is designed as a single experience or an experience that could be shared with a partner. Split into chapters, participants are taken on a journey around the site framing the space in a new way through narrative and composition. It is rich in poetic narrative and composition and is about getting lost in the beauty of a landscape. It is not a factual audio guide, it is an artistic narrative interpretation designed for people to experience St Fagans in a new way.

”The app’s focus on feelings, not facts is a departure for us in terms of our organisational culture – and is an important acknowledgement that our museums are repositories for memories, feelings, stories as well as information”.
Sara Huws, Digital Content Officer, National Museum Wales

What other people are saying:

“It was lovely to see the space through someone else’s eyes”.

“It’s somewhere between a story, meditation and a game”.

“I loved doing the partner experience, it was nice to share a secret experience with someone’’.

“There were moments when I recognised myself in the stories and felt connected to St Fagans in a new way. Loved it!”

Traces is now available to download from the ITunes Store and GooglePlay.

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Traces Testing

Traces has been created for St Fagans in collaboration with the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff University academic Jenny Kidd. The creative dream team consisted of Producer Alison John, writer Sara Lewis, composer Jak Poore, actor Natalie Paisey and technical developers Hoffi.