BRIZopoly | The Best of Bristol Living

Veronica Vickery

A 9.8m2 board game commissioned for Centre of Gravity in the Old Soapworks and furniture store, Bristol. It is formed around a large floor graphic - originally produced as a marketing device by the building’s owners to demonstrate development potential to prospective purchasers.
The audience is invited to play in the role of developer, purchasing 'a derelict site' adjacent to the building and building deluxe apartment blocks. 
Fabricated out of wood and DIY materials recycled from the old on-site bathroom showrooms.
Commissioned by Centre of Gravity for the old Soapworks in Bristol, 2020. The former Victorian Soapworks, until recently the vast Gardner Haskins department store, is now empty and awaiting development. This work made for this iconic site is an exploration of housing issues, a response to the immediate area around Barton Fields, the history of the building as a department store (the former local go-to place for house-make-overs/DIY) and it’s current context at the epicenter of development.​​​​​​​
THE BEST OF BRISTOL LIVING also includes painting (appropriating found imagery from development marketing materials), steel construction and GOD'S GARDEN BS1, a projected performance to camera shot on the banks of the River Avon near Goal Ferry Bridge in which a shelter is constructed out of cardboard. 
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