This site specific work developed on musings of the exhibitions theme 'coming up for air'. It evolved through several transformations and eventually arrive in the form you see it now. I had been thinking on the parallels of the Festival of Britain in 1951 and how they were emerging from the war and now as we (hopefully ) emerge from the Covid plague 70 years later. Perhaps a wartime submarine that did not know the war was over. There seems to be two groups emerging from Covid - those who want to return to how things were before and those who will embrace the changes and see things as they are (now) . This piece contemplates whether things are ever the same as they were and celebrates the present moment.
As you look through the periscope you see the world shrunken by 500% and people only 40cm tall. (The viewers eyes are made to look from 6 times further apart than the usual 6cm which causes everything to seem 6 times smaller than usual (a technique know as Hyperstereo). Indeed 'Things look different now'.