THE NEST: an evolving, interactive story space and performance originally developed during the FINE Artist Residency at Pittsburgh Children's Museum in 2014. *Coming soon to Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and returning to Pittsburgh Children's Museum in 2017!
Using inquiry based investigation, visitors imagine and build a giant nest space alongside facilitator/performers who help reveal the story of a mythical creature residing within the museum. Discovering materials and messages hidden around the space, young people ages 1-12 engage in an interactive play space collectively built using original art work, repurposed materials, hand-written messages, fabrics and natural materials collected by the creature throughout its travels.
Creating developmentally appropriate prop play and scaffolded inquiry activities brings a story space to life for all ages! Performer/facilitators model play-based performance sequences alongside young people to invite questions and ownership inside the story through live performance and invited art making activities.
LUMiNS Artist Collective: Megan Flød Johnson, Lead Artist Anastacia Schneider, Lead Designer Lisa Leibering, Puppet Designer Siri Hellerman, Performer/Facilitator Jamie Murphy, Performer/Facilitator