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participation | media | technology | art

ceramics and circuits

Workshops run as part of MMU's 2016 Summer School programme. The sessions were the second of two weeks of workshops for the group and examined how the ceramic vessels they had made the week previously could be digitised and reimagined in new forms

The group were first invited to create a digital document of their vessels using freely available 3D scanning software. Once complete, they then created films which documented the vessels being smashed and destroyed.

Together the 3D scan and the destruction film created a digital archive of their physical vessel that can theoretically be stored in perpetuity and recreated at any time. Of course, the 3D model can also be manipulated so designs can be morphed and evolve. Each group uploaded their documentation to an online repository created for the programme.

As the final step, the fragments of the vessels were laid out over a template to create a QR code that, when scanned, links directly to the online documentation of the original vessel.

Overall ceramics go full circle being created, documented, destroyed, archived and ultimately creating a further tangible object, physically and digitally linked to its former form t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029

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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