About the Digital Funfair
The Digital Funfair has consistently amazed and enthralled visitors since it began in 2005. Mashing up popular culture, technology and the thrill of the fairground the Digital Funfair offers something to actually do in sharp contrast to the passive consumption offered by conventional entertainment. Featuring the mob spectacle of the Virtual Coconut Shy, semi-automatic dj-ing table the Beat Jigsaw and Smackbottoms – the worlds only mannequin based guitar hero game – The Digital Funfair is a space to play which sparks the imagination. It is funny peculiar, funny ha ha and pure unadulterated fun all at the same time.
It started off as couple of installations held together with gaffa tape and hope, sited under a tarpaulin off the side of a lorry. It has steadily grown into a show which has toured extensively in the UK and Europe. We currently have two marquees,around ten different pieces which we regularly take out to shows and for really big events, two sofas! We have taken the show to museums, muddy fields, corporate events, pubs, clubs, cinemas, arts centres, schools, youth clubs, village halls, car parks, shopping centres, bridges and street corners! We have covered most areas of England from Devon to Tyneside, from Kent to the Lakes.
We’ve taken the show to Northern Ireland, Portugal, France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Austria and Romania.and seen it dissolve differences in age, ability, gender, culture and coolness. From Ballycastle to Bucharest we’ve had people dragging their friends across festival sites to show them what they’ve just seen but can’t describe.
About Gavin Morris, creator.
Gavin is generally regarded by his peers as very sarcastic. He is occasionally witty and often in front of a computer. After spending most of his teenage programming arcade games in machine code, at the age of sixteen he realized he may never leave the house and turned his computer off for fifteen years.
In the intervening period he became a philosophy student then a squatter, then a raver, then a traveller (whilst still being sarcastic) and a busker. He went to lots of parties, did alot of probably stupid dancing and went to Africa, learning basic truck mechanics and quite alot of Bob Marley songs on the guitar.Tiring of constantly trying to keep cheap cars on the road before their inevitable trip to the scrapyard, Gavin rekindled his interest in computers. On the way to an apple picking job in Gloucester he discovered that he did not have a job to go to and instead did an MA in Digital Media. Such is modern life. He began to make odd things with computers and as they say, the rest is history!