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participation | media | technology | art


A forest haven with room for two, improbably suspended by hundreds of threads from trees in a copse in Alexandra Park, Manchester.

The threads supporting the work create a sense of containment, warmth and seclusion while still allowing visitors to see in and out. When sitting in the work, the visitor is invited to contrast the comfort of the interior of the nest with their trust in its suspension.

Lights mounted around the space create a web of shadows. The thread is dense enough that shadows can be cast on its surface - the different layers giving silhouettes an engaging three dimensional quality.

The work is highly portable and suitable for presentation in a variety of contexts, indoors and out. Fixing can be from existing structural, architectural or arboreal features or, where none exist, from a scaffold constructed in the exhibition space.

A commission for wonder[ment] 2012. The work was constructed over the course of a day with a team of volunteers. Particular thanks are due to Dave Perry, Hayley Moses Walsh and Helen Beauchamp. 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