Crime Scene Archive

An interactive visual art object canvasses- 2016


The Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park- London: 12 October 2016 – 11 December 2016

Have you ever felt like something wasn’t fair, verging on criminal or was just plain outrageous? From the trivial to the serious, artist Ivan Thorley and Caroline Bowman from Puppets with Guts invite you to be part of an ongoing story about people behaving badly.

For each exhibition, Pump House Gallery invites visitors to drop in to the Project Space and explore ideas through hands-on activities.  Alongside the exhibition Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance, artist Ivan Thorley and Caroline Bowman created an interactive display in the Project Space in response to the novel It’s a Battlefield by Graham Greene.  Use objects and puppets to create your own crime scenes.  As characters are moved, manipulated and re-arranged, join us as we investigate a crime scene.

This interactive project was further enhanced by family workshops every other Sunday, from 12 – 4pm. The drop-in workshops explored, uncovered and interpreted crime scenes created by people during the week through the unique object based crime scene canvasses. The workshop activities included puppetry, creative writing, drawing and improvisation games.