MICHELLE READER  

In January 2020 I was commissioned by Bamboozle Theatre Company to make a second version of the 'Cloud-o-matic' machine I originally made for their touring show Pulse.  This version needed to be suitable for children with autism, so a whole new machine needed inventing! I bought a pressure testing cabinet from Ebay and adapted it with a variety of tubes and pumps.  Performers and children interact with the machine to create rhythmic sound and build pressure, which leads to a confetti cannon explosion and the magical emergence of a fabric cloud from its chimneys.

CLOUD-O-MATIC

Cloud-o-matic machine by Michelle Reader
Cloud-o-matic machine by Michelle Reader
Cloud-o-matic machine by Michelle Reader, close-up