Dirty Wash

Location: Skegness Sea Front  Date: 2011

Dirty Washing . . .

Greeting from Skegness and beyond - Inspired by the traditional seaside postcard

Award winning photographer John Byford is set to bring an amusing artistic twist to SO Festival 2011, with his red washing machine.

John’s latest photographic project, entitled ‘Dirty Wash’, will encourage visitors to share their thoughts and feelings, by writing messages on customised postcards and hanging them on a giant washing line for all to see. Postcards with unclean / dirty thoughts will be placed in the ‘Soap Box’- a brightly painted washing machine and published on a dedicated website after the festival, for ‘airing’ online.

Inspired by the traditional seaside postcard, John’s installation will be exhibited across a number of locations throughout SO Festival 2011, helping to encourage participation and sharing visitors’ secrets.

“Being able to take part in SO Festival 2011 is a fantastic opportunity for me”, said John. I’m really looking forward to bringing my ‘Soap Box’ to the streets of Skegness and giving visitors an opportunity to voice their biggest secrets, fears, thoughts and memories.

Dirty Wash by John Byford @ SO Festival
Visual artist Shanaz Gulzar @ 'Soap Box'
Photo ©Byford.JOHN

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