Laura has reanimated the dramatic Portland Stadium Bowl, situated in a former quarry next to the Young Offenders' Institution.
Laura has reanimated the dramatic Portland Stadium Bowl, situated in a former quarry next to the Young Offenders’ Institution. Installed sounds give visitors the sensation of being on a football pitch cheered on by the roar of 5000 ghostly supporters, where now there only stand terraces of trees.
“Using stories of the residents of the Young Offenders Institute past and present, I want to explore what dreams and realities are represented both by the space and the beautiful game. Surely every young footballing child dreams of scoring in front of a home crowd, with the attendant visceral and deafening aural wall of sound surrounding them?”
Look out for some special b-side football matches here too we will announce them on @bsidefest twitter.
The Portland Stadium Bowl