A giant, mysterious and visually intriguing treasure chest will land in a public space. On its exterior walls will be a series of puzzles that must be solved to gain entry. Once inside participants must work together to find the treasure and regain their freedom by solving the puzzles and conundrums within.
Matthew Harrison has worked in many different artistic fields over the past 15 years primarily as an animator and filmmaker to engage people of all ages in creative activity and participation. From prisons to museums and schools to festivals he has inspired people from all backgrounds.
The majority of his work combines traditional hands-on techniques with modern technology. He has also managed and delivered many outdoor art projects, including public art and mural projects and community sculptures involving the coordination of large numbers of people.
He strongly believes in the value of social and physical interaction between people and objects and the need in modern day society for real experience and participation.
The Actual Reality Arcade was his first outdoor art commission.
Matthew currently lives and works in Great Yarmouth on the east coast of England.
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint.