SIN, DEX The Little Herberts
Barbara and Barry look after a mysterious site with a strange obelisk
at its central point. They are joined one day by a group of young
archaeologists who, in the process of their digging, scraping and
brushing, unlock a secret underworld of water, wellingtons and wizardry
where a strange woman washes weapons in a river. Soon the young
archaeologists abandon their digging in order to etch their strange
discoveries on the walls of the site. They leave their marks which
will soon disappear forever as the developers move in with their
Sin, Dex (left, right) Ð an integrated arts project for young people
based on archaeology and The Lunt Fort, Baginton.
Using the starting point of an archaeological dig the young people
and professional artists explorde the secrets held within the Lunt
Fort Site, Baginton near Coventry During the summer of 2003 they
excavated the beginnings of a performance/installation which will
come to fruition in April 2004.
The areas of exploration include: Roman and Celtic mythology,
rituals and celebrations
The idea of occupation/the Roman army/invader/foreigner Boudicca's
Health and Safety - an inevitable given due to the constraints place
on the project by many rules surrounding working with children outdoors.
Rather than make an issue or problem out of it - we decided to embrace
the issues and weave them into the fabric of the piece.
Sin Dex brings the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears into a
murder mystery arena and the world of an ancient goddess. The disappearance
of a group of British Columbian archaeologists marks a journey into
the underworld, a strange encounter with an ancient goddess guarded
by The Mark Fishermen and the resurrection of a lost legion come
to reclaim their caravan.