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Urbanimals installation wins Bristol Playable City award

Urbanimals by Anna Grajper and Sebastian Dobiesz Image copyright Laboratory for Architectural Experiments
Image caption Urbanimals will invite people to leap with a dolphin as part of this year's Playable City

An interactive art installation featuring a selection of wild animals has been chosen as the winner of Bristol's third Playable City Award.

Urbanimals uses projectors and motion sensors to display a range of wild beasts, including a leaping dolphin and jumping kangaroo.

The project, chosen from a shortlist of seven, will appear throughout the city during September and October.

Polish artists Anna Grajper and Sebastian Dobiesz are behind the work.

The pair - working under the name LAX laboratory - have created computer generated mock-ups of how the installation will look.

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Media captionUrbanimals will invite people to play with a range of wild beasts including jumping with a kangaroo and leaping with a dolphin

Mr Dobiesz said they were "very excited" to win and hoped to "change attitudes of people to the city" with their work.

"We know people are eager to use the city in a different way - to rediscover their environment - we want to encourage spontaneous reactions," said Mr Dobiesz.

Previous Playable City winners have invited Bristolians to listen to talking lampposts and interact with shadows.

Judge Richard Roberts said Urbanimals was chosen because it would have a "positive impact" on "the everyday city journeys of the people that encounter them".

Image copyright Laboratory for Architectural Experiments
Image caption The winning project by Anna Grajper and Sebastian Dobiesz uses projectors and sensors
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Image caption The Urbanimals will appear throughout the city during September and October

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