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In December 2010, Green Ginger opened its studio doors in Bristol and invited Rusty Squid to facilitate a team of creative technologists, engineers, puppet and prop makers, designers and programmers to work for free on a round-the-clock community project.
A city-wide shout went out and whoever came through the door was welcome to help build an interactive window shop display- a total of 35 people from diverse disciplines became involved in an experiment of collaboration and for 3 weeks this team worked, lived, ate and slept at the studio. The result was 'The Regenerator', initially commissioned by Illuminate for the Longest Night Festival. The project was further funded by Green Ginger and RustySquid and made possible by the boundless energy and enthusiastic generosity of all those who committed to seeing the work through.The creation period was a magical time where many long lasting partnerships and exciting possibilities were seeded.
Earlier this year Rusty Squid had to dismantle this well-loved machine, so they decided to make a short film to capture the spirit of the project.