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participation | media | technology | art


Since someone first cut into a hillside, discovered the white chalk underneath and carved out the shape of a horse, people have been compelled to leave their mark on their surroundings

Skymirror was a giant light installation on a hillside in the shape of the constellation Pegasus, the winged horse.

It's a response to the vast Pennine landscape and a tribute the compulsion that humankind has felt to leave its mark on the landscape since the neolithic.

The finished work was constructed over the course of a week with the help of a team of volunteers. It's 75 metres wide, 120 metres high and uses 1800 solar powered lights. It twinkled into life each night between the 18th of September until the 16th of October, 2010.

The work was supported by a flyer with die-cut holes in the shape of the constellation so that the stars could be seen when held up to the light.

Skymirror is dedicated to John Henderson 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