Nine windows across the stone front of an English castle provided the stage for Rose Bond’s most recent animated installation, “Broadsided!” which opened the 2010 Animated Exeter Festival. The piece, sparked by Bond’s research in the city archives of Exeter, takes a tale of petty crime and juxtaposes it against images of power, class and luck to question the very premise of justice. This starkly appropriate piece fit castle site – it served as the Devon Crown Court for the past 250 years, holding prisoners in its dark cellar until two years ago.
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Sound design by Heather Perkins. Photo credit: Jim Wileman