“STAR WARS Identities will offer families an opportunity to share their love of the film series with a new generation of fans through a fun, interactive exhibition experience. We are looking forward to welcoming audiences to an exhibition that celebrates one of our core focuses – the intersection of imagination and technology – through the iconic popular culture phenomenon of Star Wars,” says Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (MAAS) Director of Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions, Peter Denham.
This unique experience – which clicks perfectly with The Powerhouse Museum’s hands-on approach – uses technology and expertise in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, and biochemistry, interwoven with a collection of over 200 original artefacts, costumes, and props from the Star Wars archives, to lead visitors on a personal “Identity Quest.” While walking through the exhibition, visitors will answer interactive questions in order to create their own Star Wars-inspired character.
According to its press statement, Star Wars Identities divides the study of identity into three major themes: the origins of the characters, the influences that shape them, and the choices they make during their life. Within these three themes, ten components of human identity are explored: species, genes, parents, culture, mentors, friends, marking events, occupation, personality, and values. Whoa, still with us? Don’t worry, it’s not that complex to get your head around…even if you don’t know how to use The Force. It’s basically a big, beautiful interactive experience to determine where you would fit into the Star Wars universe based on your personal character traits. Are you more Obi-Wan Kenobi or Darth Vader? Would you more likely be a Stormtrooper or a Resistance pilot? Now is your chance to find out! Oh, and if you find out that you share a lot in common with Jar Jar Binks, well, we sympathise…
STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition will open at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney on November 16, 2018 and will run until June 10 2019. Tickets are now on sale for sessions through to the end of February 2019. Click here for more info.