Projects

northcabin - Laying the Bounds

Wooden structure with patchwork colour and texture inside bridge cabin

Laying the Bounds, 2009. Helen de Main. Photo: Simeon Higginson

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 realm.

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.

Helen de Main, Laying the Bounds, 20 August - 20 September 2009 (sculpture)
Helen de Main’s new commission built on the site of the cabin as a prominent position within the city and commented on the current regeneration climate. By encasing the cabin from within, the artist demonstrated the different traditions in which existing buildings are re-developed and come to contain distinct other forms. The work created a second space inside the cabin with a contrasting set of references, creating a tension between the two structural forms, which challenged perceived hierarchies between architectural structures.

  • 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.