Julie Stephen Chheng

US Premiere

Exhibition/Treasure Hunt
Saturday, March 2–Sunday, March 31, 2019

Multiple Venues

Saturday, March 2 at 4pm
Sunday, March 3 at 12pm

FIAF Tinker Auditorium

Augmented Reality • Ages 4 & up

Inspired by Japanese folklore, Uramado weaves together an immersive journey around the Tanukis and Yokais, spirits from the natural world who have woken up in New York City. Through augmented reality, they come to life in surprising and whimsical ways, engaging the viewer with questions and a special gift.

Created by author and designer Julie Stephen Chheng, these fanciful characters will be hiding throughout FIAF and among the many TILT Kids Festival venues, indoors and outdoors, ready to reveal stories about themselves and ask us about ourselves. Spectators can download a free application (Uramado AR – Tanukis awake), available on both iOS and Android, to participate in this captivating treasure hunt.

Chheng will also lead workshops on March 2 & 3 at FIAF. View details below.

Author and Director: Julie Stephen Chheng
Animation Director: Thomas Pons
Additional Animation: Antoine Presles
Technical Development: Studio Volumique (Julien Hognon)
Executive Producer: Etienne Mineur

Exhibition/treasure hunt is free & open to the public

Stay tuned for viewing locations

Sticker & Mask Workshops

Saturday, March 2, from 4–5pm
Sunday, March 3, from 12–1pm

In conjunction with the exhibition, Julie Stephen Chheng will lead the following free workshops. Both activities will be offered on both days.

Tanuki Stickers: Kids will draw scenes and create new stories around Tanuki characters that come to life in augmented reality.

Moving Masks: Kids will color and cut illustrated masks creating their own unique designs. Masks will animate in augmented reality and kids can take them home to play.

Workshops are open only to attendees of the TILT opening weekend shows: The Young Girl, the Devil and the Mill and She No Princess, He No Hero.

FIAF Tinker Auditorium
22 East 60th Street,
New York, NY 10022

About the Artist

Julie Stephen Chheng is a Paris-based designer and author. A graduate from the “Arts décoratifs of Paris” school, she is engaged in projects in the field of publishing and visual arts that blend state-of-the-art technology and paper. Installed at Volumique studio, she is the author of several books and applications: Poems in Pieces, The Adventures of a Village, Rain at Noon, and The Postal Train. In 2014, she did an Art Residency with the Hong Kong Arts Center. In 2016, she was and artist-in-residence in Digital Arts at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto. In 2017, she presented Uramado at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, as well as “Folded, Cut and Off the Wall “, a touring exhibition organized by Le Salon du livre jeunesse de Montreuil, and 18 windows displays for Hermes Tokyo.


Image © Julie Stephen Chheng