documented the Surface Service event that was held during The
Liverpool Biennial of Art, 2002.
The space consisted of:
- A large scale map showing the route and the site of the event.
- 2 pairs of Uniforms.
- Equipment and wagons.
- A document listing all the equipment used during the event.
- A mirror.
- A TV monitor showing video stair 02.
- A large scale video projection showing video stair 01.
Surface Service was a social-service event that took place during
The Liverpool Biennial of Art, 2002. Surface Service related
to the urban space around Lime Street Station in Liverpool
a transit area between the city of Liverpool and the main station.
Each day crowds of people pass through the site creating a flow
of repeated movements. Surface Service infiltrated this environment
by adopting the already existing role of cleaning staff. The
scene was performed in the same place, at the same time of the
day and the same activity was repeated throughout a fixed period.
The concept of repetition created choreography in routine and
action, and Surface Service slowly became a part of everyday
life. A situation between reality and the staged evolved, a
detail that elucidated the environment and emphasised the current
situation. The project examined the situation with a humoristic
and ironic view, and aimed to create a moment of distraction,
a disturbance in everyday routine.