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participation | media | technology | art

curated carparks

A series of glowing panels exploring Blackburn’s iconic shopping centre.

Almost unique in the UK, today’s Mall forms the centre of what was a total redevelopment and restructuring of Blackburn’s centre during the 1960’s and 1970’s.

I grew up in Brighton. While many consider this architecture to be ugly, I find it reassuring, warm and exciting.

Now largely wrapped behind a 90’s façade, a staircase still thrusts deantly skywards above the carpark. The anamorphic beauty of the construction only reveals itself as you walk around it and see it from different angles and it begins to embrace you.

This is reflected in the work which is made of layers of acrylic. Lines etched in its surface catch the light and glow. The work appears almost 3D as you move around it, only snapping into a single, choesive image when you stand right in front.

The work was originally commissioned by Found In Blackburn and was subsequently also exhibited at The National Festival Of Making 2017. 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