EXPLORE AN UNEXPECTED NEW INSTALLATION IN WESTON-SUPER-MARE – CREATED ON THE COAST FROM A FORMER NORTH SEA OFFSHORE PLATFORM.
SEE MONSTER is an extraordinary act of collective creativity across science, technology, engineering and the arts. We’re regenerating a decommissioned offshore platform from the North Sea and giving it a second life on the coast of North Somerset. This large-scale installation will be open this coming summer – and is completely free.
SEE MONSTER will harness energy from the natural elements of the Great British Weather. The creation of on-board weather moments will provide joyous moments, while The Garden Lab will showcase a range of new renewable technologies – amid an overgrown garden awaiting discovery. Through our experiments, we’ll show how creativity and engineering can transform disused infrastructure into positive resources, igniting conversations around our inherited structures.
Surrounding the MONSTER, our broadcast space will foster the creation and broadcast of music, radio, podcasts, talks and more. The space will showcase local creativity and innovation, providing a platform to inspire people around the UK and around the world.
SEE MONSTER will be installed on the site of the Tropicana, one of Weston-super-Mare’s much-loved iconic attractions. Throughout the UNBOXED summer, it will stand as both a vivid reminder of the past and a symbol of our united journey towards a more sustainable future.
SEE MONSTER is brought to life by NEWSUBSTANCE Collective, led by Leeds-based creative studio NEWSUBSTANCE in collaboration with Dose of Society, REDHOUSE, Rocket Women, Empowering Women with Tech, Ivan Black kinetic sculptor and representatives from The British Antarctic Survey, and is supported by North Somerset Council.
We’ll be announcing the ways that you can get involved with SEE MONSTER in the coming months – check back here for details.
SEE MONSTER is brought to life by NEWSUBSTANCE Collective, led by Leeds-based creative studio NEWSUBSTANCE in collaboration with Dose of Society, REDHOUSE, Rocket Women Empowering Women with Tech, Ivan Black kinetic sculptor and representatives from The British Antarctic Survey, and is supported by North Somerset Council.