History is written by the victors, as most will say, and the world’s events that we read are stories told by those who have triumphed over all.
The same can perhaps be said during the events of the Brazilian coup d’état of 1964, but a New Zealand student from AUT University has developed a picture book enhanced by AR that does not retell the events from the tragic event, but a total of three very different sides of a story in that moment in time instead.
The story takes place within a simple picture book, and the experience can be accessed with a AR-capable device. Right of the bat, you are presented with a total of three narrators in the form of saints from different factions of the church.
Each one of these saints completely change the narrative of the story as well as distorting details of the same story by changing imagery, sounds, meaning, and even movement.
Saints of Paradox is an incredibly mature work, yet one that pushes the boundaries of storytelling narratives that completely changes the way a tale can be told by combining both traditional and modern mediums. And will make you keep coming back for more to discover more and more intricates secrets!
Heavily influenced by Brazilian culture and pushes the boundaries of storytelling with traditional and modern mediums, this piece of digital media is one that will make you keep searching for intricate secrets within!