Projects

northcabin - Cabin Tactics

A series of laser printed symbols installed across the front on the north cabin on Redcliffe Bridge

Cabin Tactics, 2008. Sovay Berriman. Photo: Katie Daley-Yates

Synopsis

northcabin is a temporary commissioning programme taking place in a disused operating cabin on Redcliffe Bridge, Bristol. northcabin commissions emerging artists to produce unique and ambitious artworks for the public real

Description

northcabin is a temporary commissioning programme taking place in a disused operating cabin on Redcliffe Bridge, Bristol. northcabin commissions emerging artists to produce unique and ambitious artworks for the public realm.

Sovay Berriman, Cabin Tactics, 31st May - 27th June 2008 (posters)
This commission utilised the exterior façade of the cabin with a series of A2 posters containing one of twelve symbols uniquely developed by the artist. Through research for the commission Sovay Berriman made associations between the architectural form of the cabin and the classic dystopian novel 1984 by English author George Orwell. The amalgamation of symbols building across the cabin reinforced an atmosphere of constant surveillance. During the course of four weeks the work was on display the posters were renewed and replaced creating a layering of undecipherable language

  • Commissioner

    Katie Daley-Yates

  • Produced by

    N/A

  • Partners

    Bristol City Council and Spike Island Associates Programme

  • Supported by

    Arts Council South West, Bristol City Council, Situations, University of the West of England, Alias, Spike Island Associates Programme, Interface, Xited and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop