The field tents are up, the equipment has been sorted and research has started. Don’t miss the fossil hunter’s field tent next Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th June. “Enter the dreamy world of the fossil hunter’s imagination in an immersive environment filled with sound, projection and intriguing equipment. Explore how we see, how we imagine and how history is often a strange mix of half-truths, fictions and dreams. A creative event from periscope which involves drawing and participatory creativity in a gentle, involving environment”.
Although we present our events with humour – and humour is also deeply embedded in our practice – Periscope events are also rather serious. There are some big issues being explored through games, through apparently light explorations and imaginative play. This language Pericope just used in that last sentence to describe our work reveals more about the artificial dichotomies in everyday life and in a general approach to creativity itself which often is seen as a light, playful, not very ‘useful’ act. Whilst we often (literally) draw upon and reference areas of ‘hard’ science, we do so with ‘soft’ playful experiences, in order to reveal and explore some important experiences. So whilst our events appeal to children from a tender age up (any age in fact!), there is plenty for teenagers and adults to explore, plenty for everyone to get their teeth into. We ask some pretty serious questions about history, time, research and creativity through our fun and games, through our ironic references, departures into fantasy and silly juxtapositions. We hope you both enjoy these events and are stimulated by some of the questions we raise.
Thursday 1st June – Sunday 4th June, 11am-4pm The Museum in the Park, Stroud. A free, drop-in event for all ages.