Invited by Spike Island in collaboration with the Architecture Centre, the European collective Office for Subversive Architecture spent time at Bristol building a virtual submarine.
For the duration of the National Architecture Week, June 18th – 25th, osa were creating an installation piece centred upon the tide, the harbour and the city itself. Taking the form of a periscope the work will move throughout the centre, surfacing and tracking our architectural habitat. A virtual submarine, its locations and appearances directed by osa’s own journey through the city, changing and surfacing at will.
The periscope will not function as a viewing tool but as a site of engagement for the viewer, witnessing artist’s films and images, expanding and diversifying our experience of the urban, our view of the city. (Text from the program)