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.