May 14 – 16, 2010
“People have come to expect crazy spectacle and interactive fun in the Turbine Hall. A lot of visitors come here in gangs and there is an expectation of circus frolics, not sobriety.”
— Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 15 October 2009
Western Bridge’s project with Mungo Thomson for No Soul for Sale at Tate Modern addresses the 10-year history of the museum’s Unilever Series. Artists working in the Turbine Hall address a space of awesome scale and a public which expects to be entertained or amazed by the art found there. Mungo
Thomson’s “Skyspace Bouncehouse” (2007) struck us as the only conceivable contribution we could bring to this setting. Combining the sublimity of James Turrell’s signature skyspaces with the intense fun of a bouncy castle, Thomson’s custom-fabricated bouncehouse brings the celestial down to the our level, and you can jump in it, too.
More information on the festival can be found at NoSoulForSale.com