Artist Caroline Claisse invited visitors to take part in an experiment that questioned why prehistory continues to be an inspiring and fascinating subject. Over an eight week period, alongside the exhibition The First Humans, visitors responded to various prompts in the form of writing comments and producing ‘cave drawings’ – illustrations made from wire. Each week the results of this experiment were published on the Pump House gallery blog by Research Assistant, Ella Lewis-Williams. Over the duration of the project both Claisse and Lewis-Williams discovered patterns and reoccurring themes within the visitors’ responses, serving as possible answers or even posing further questions.
In the final week of Unknown Territories, the Project Space was rearranged to display the final artwork created throughout the collaborative project’s duration, in addition to the digital archive representing the project online. To visit the digital archive, please follow the link to the Unknown Territories website. To read more about the research behind the project, please follow the link to the Unknown Territories blog.
Drop-in workshop for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.