Richard Broomhall: Severn Sea

Image Credit: Richard Broomhall

Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ

Saturday 01 April 2017 – Monday 01 May 2017
Opening Hours: Wed - Sun 11am - 4pm & daily during holidays

Spike Island artist/filmmaker Richard Broomhall (and current artist of the month on VASW with Back in 5 Minutes Squad) goes looking for the 'fibre glow' of a thousand terabyte internet cables flowing beneath the Severn Sea. Bringing sharks to shipping containers, Broomhall builds a mythology of the Bristol Channel from Watchet. His film installation will take viewers on a visionary deep sea dive combining drone shots and computer game animation as he goes swimming in the Severn Sea (with Havren as his guide!). Richard will be artist-in-residence with Contains Art in the build-up to this epic installation.

Exploring the intersection of landscape and technology, Broomhall and collaborating animator, Mark Fish, combine sculpture and moving image to bring life to the digital network of information cables that lurk in the waters beyond the gallery’s harbour location.

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