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CAST is an ambitious, site-specific, city-centre pavilion, where the form of the structure’s cladding is created from 3D scans of items provided by the public, each of which will represent their own personal relationship with the city.
Residents from around the city might bring a guitar, a tennis racket, a toy or a treasured gift from a friend to a workshop. The items will be scanned in 3D and replicas will be made that form part of the 'Bristol Model Kit', reminiscent of the iconic Airfix model kits. These items will become the building blocks for the pavilion which will be constructed entirely of the possessions and curiosities of the people of the city. Once built, the pavilion will become a destination in itself and will incorporate sound and lighting elements that respond directly to the structural form and to its surrounding environment.
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Nicky Kirk has been nominated as one of the best young architects in the country in the BD Young Architect of the Year Awards 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. He is also an artist and has completed a number of high profile public artworks in the last 6 years.
Nicholas is a regular presenter on Resonance 104.4 FM - a non-profit arts radio station, online and on FM throughout the London region. He has produced and presented over sixty episodes of Amenity Space, investigating the way our cities evolve, live and breathe.
Ed Carter is a composer & art producer, curator and artistic director. He specialises in devising and creating interdisciplinary projects that are context-specific, with a focus on sound, collaboration, process and technology.
His projects combine multiple strands of associated concepts, highlighting the points at which different themes collide. He takes patterns, relationships, and rhythms, and uses these to form the structures of new site-specific projects, which might respond to the atmospheric pressure of a location, the activity of a local river, or the topography of the surrounding hills.
As Winter North Atlantic (http://winternorthatlantic.com), his music production has been described as 'an album for headphone escapism... tantalisingly understated' (The Wire), resulting in a broad range of commissions and performances at art and music festivals across the UK.
The duo have worked together extensively to produce engaging interdisciplinary works over a number of years. Most notably, this included ~Flow (a collaboration with Owl Project) – a floating tidemill on the River Tyne, using a waterwheel to power a series of instruments that reacted in real time to the constantly changing environment of the river. ~Flow was a £500,000 commission by Arts Council England, as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad celebrations, and received over 40,000 visitors during the six month period it was installed on the river.