Community Chest is a collaborative escape room experience for all. Venture into this mysterious wooden chest for a treasure seeking, puzzle-solving experience where the only way out is to help each other.
Four groups of players are simultaneously locked into four separate chambers of the chest and must help each other to escape. Can they find the communal spirit and revive the heart of the community?
This participatory art installation aims to bring people together by testing communication skills and encouraging neighbourliness.
About The Artist
Matthew Harrison has worked in many different artistic fields over the past 20 years primarily as an animator and filmmaker to engage people of all ages in creative activity and participation. 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.
Community Chest is Matthew Harrison’s second interactive installation following on from 2017’s hugely popular “Actual Reality Arcade”
Following the arcade’s huge success, Matthew received his second outdoor arts commission in 2019 to build The Community Chest, a collaborative escape experience which began touring in late 2021.
Performers : Matthew Harrison, Joel Coppard
Assistants : Jacob Hewes, Nelly Blake, Carmen Blake