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Case Study: CodSteaks

This video sees Sue Lipscombe talk about The Bristol Whales, designed and built by CodSteaks, and initiated by Artists Project Earth.

The Bristol Whales were designed and built by CodSteaks design company and initiated by Artists Project Earth.

Woven willow was twisted and shaped into two dramatic life-size whales exhibited in Bristol.

The whales were surrounded by waves shaped from 70,000 plastic bottles collected from Bristol events. The goal of the piece was to use art to inspire behaviour change and make people think about marine litter and its consequences.

After a brief period of display in Bristol city centre, the whales were relocated to a nature reserve and major routeway into the city. In the eighteenth century, this area was used in the whaling industry.

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