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participation | media | technology | art


Our zoetropes are like no other - larger-than-life mechanical constructions creating moving images in a spectacular fashion!

A cluster of three huge drums, each 2.5m in diameter, cast life-sized moving shadows when you spin them. The work is lit from within by a specially designed mechanical strobe that produces three animations around its circumference.

People catch glimpses of shadowy movement from afar which resolve into animated silhouettes as they approach. This builds intrigue and anticipation of the work. On arrival they are met by the sight and sound of the drums spinning and are immersed in the world of shadows that they create.

This is an exciting, playful, magical experience evoking memories of fairgrounds and wonder. Shadows will flicker across peopleʼs bodies encouraging them to interact and play with them.

This work was commissioned by Shimmer 2013 and created in partnership with 24 Design with structural assessment by Jeni Nelson.
It was installed thanks to the hard work of: Maria Hammond, Rosanna Wright and Paul Blackshaw. 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