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participation | media | technology | art


The Slyncstagram project worked with young women from the SLYNCS group in Blackburn to create a document of their town as they saw it. It is a digital exploration of Blackburn seen through the mobile phones of the young people who live there.

Members of SLYNCS used their mobile phones to capture routes through their localities and record the quirks that define the character of these places and make them unique. Together we explored play and play spaces, alleyways, backstreets and shortcuts, street architecture and religious buildings.

The group edited and classified their photos. Together we designed a geodesic dome containing tablet computers to display the in the same digital format in which they were captured. The tablets use WiFi to link to a central controller which allows the participants presenting the work to control what's displayed on the screens using their own mobile phones and so curate, in real time, the experiences they are sharing with their audience.

The work was presented at Blackburn Festival 2014, The Diwali Mela at Manchester Town Hall and Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn.

Slyncstagram was developed and delivered in collaboration with Angela Davies. 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