2010, 9 minute loop; Installation; Exeter Castle, Exeter, UK

A site-specific animation installation by Rose Bond commissioned for Animated Exeter February 11–13, 2010 Exeter, UK

“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.” —Untitled Magazine


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Director, Concept, Animator: Rose Bond

Composite Artist: Zak Margolis

Sound Design: Heather Perkins

Technical Director: Richard Milner

First Technician: Jules Shapter

Videographer: Linda Kliewer

Photoshop Prep: Liz Harris


Susanna Shaw

Artspace Artists

Val Wilson

Exeter City Council

Guy Wadsworth

DR. David F. Pugsley

West County Studies Centre

Carolyn Wood