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participation | media | technology | art

folding table

Folding table imagines folding a paper aeroplane as an industrial craft process.

The work comprises specialised templates, lasts, formers and tools that help a user accurately complete each step beginning with cutting a sheet of paper through to folding out the wings.

The work explores how we tend to approach making - often thinking that something would be far too complex for us to do ourselves, whereas it's actually quite straightforward if broken into smaller steps.

The work was commissioned by the National Festival Of Making 2017. Aeroplanes were folded for the full duration of the festival. We estimate that around 650 were folded in total!

The work was generously supported at the festival by Graham and Brown who supplied the wallpaper from which the planes were folded. 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