imagine their shadows
With children from Rusholme Sure Start Children’s Centre we collaborated with the Horse and Bamboo Theatre, Centre for the Urban Built Environment (CUBE) and Places Matter! Using ground-breaking methodologies for the Manchester Museum, we allowed the children to explore the structure and interior spaces of the Victorian buildings in which the exhibits are displayed. The children noticed how dark the spaces were and how similar the skeletons they were looking at were to the exposed structure. Inspired by their observations we projected the shadows of animals and skeletons onto the structural frame, walls and ceilings of the gallery.