Cambridge Science Festival - The Museum of Our Forgotten Selves

24 March 2018, 14:00 - 18:00
Cambridge campus

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What if, in an instant, your blood started flowing in the opposite direction?  What if your perceptions were comprised of strange black and white shapes?  What if your world was one in which there was language, but none of it decipherable? And what if you woke up one morning and had changed drastically in size?  Science fiction?  No.  This was your life, from 0-3.

The Museum of Our Forgotten Selves is an interactive installation and audio-adventure exploring the experience of being a child between the ages of 0-3.  Created by an international collective of artists and scientists, and presented with Anglia Ruskin University, this exhibit invites everyone to come play, learn, and to immerse yourself in sense-bending activities that simulate the experience of who we all once were.

When attending the event please bring a photo of yourself as a baby.

Firehouse Creative Productions, researchers and early childhood educators at Goldsmiths University, Birkbeck University and Angila Ruskin University, and Benjamin Ryan Williams are collaborating to bring you a taster of the very first ideas that are arising for The Museum of Our Forgotten Selves.

Please interact with the stations and leave us your feedback.  We are developing this toward a completed project in 2019, so all of your thoughts will help us along the way.

Firehouse Creative Productions is an international theatre company with an expertise in cross-disciplinary collaboration. We develop international performance work inspired by distinct communities, inviting voices from diverse cultural and historical backgrounds to share a creative space in our performance making process. We often incorporate true stories into the creative process. This approach is based on our belief that each individual’s story can give us insight into universal truths, offering unique and vibrant avenues into creating contemporary theatrical events.



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The event is supported by Arts Council England.

Event Details

24 March 2018, 14:00 - 18:00
Cambridge campus