BREAD art logo type
participation | media | technology | art


Ffotohive invites you to take a photograph and contribute it to a living collage of your town, city or neighbourhood.

Participants are invited to find a ʻhiveʼ - one of several designated locations throughout the city marked using a specially designed non-slip vinyl marker. Locations may be inside or out, easy to stumble upon or in need of finding.

at a hive, participants are asked to take a photo using their smartphone or digital camera. The hive shows them which direction to point the camera in. Our software scans each photo and adjusts where necessary.

photos are added to the project by uploading them via Twitter, or directly through our website.

ffotohive draws all the participantsʼ photos into a single, living, breathing collage. The image constantly shifts, existing for only a moment. Itʼs a truly digital photograph. The work is presented online. It is available anywhere and everywhere. It can be viewed on a smartphone and accessed through a desktop computer. It can be projected into public space, schools and empty shops.

ffotohive was commissioned by Ffotogallery for the Cardiff International Festival of Photography 2013 and culminated with a solo show at the end of the festival. t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029

site design by David Boultbee ©2013

we are BREAD art

We create unexpected encounters which gently ask you to slow down, stop for a moment and take in your surroundings in the hope that you'll notice something new.

We are artists, makers and creative thinkers, with strong social focus, inspired by spaces and the public realm. We use light, sound and interactive technologies to create the unexpected and seemingly impossible.

We create original and engaging works - multi-sensory experiences, often integrating visual, audible and interactive elements, that invite discovery, develop a sense of place, and encourage audience interactivity with both the work and each other.

We have wide expertise. We develop exciting and ambitious projects. Our creative thinking is backed by the experience to deliver. We work across varied locations, indoors and out, in harsh environments and on sensitive sites.

Our work ranges from community consultation and design and build for the public realm to bespoke creative technology development for private projects. Clients include local authorities, arts organisations, national museums and international companies.

Access to art and creativity is empowering. It engenders a feeling of having a voice, develops a profound sense of identity, ownership of and belonging to the places where we live, and provides a forum from which to explore our own surroundings and links to others.

BREAD delivered its first project in 2009 and is led by David Boultbee t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029