c.37,500 years ago on Sulawesi, Indonesia, someone made a series of markings on the wall of a cave.
Elise is eight years old. She’s in primary school, making shapes on a piece of paper. In 35 years, Elise will travel to Sulawesi to decipher a set of geometric symbols, before floods destroy them forever. Her discoveries will shed new light on our collective need to communicate.
Blending expansive storytelling, innovative technology and international collaboration, Deciphering takes audiences inside the real cave network containing the oldest graphic communication ever found. A unique show, conceived with Indonesian artist collective Bombo, granted world-first access to this extraordinary site.
World premiere. Co-commissioned by New Diorama Theatre.
A splendid and layered reflection
A love letter to learning and a deep dive into wonder
Contemplative work about archaeology
Date & time
3pm & 7.30pm