SHUTTLE is a multifunctional structure, a
scaled replica of PS² project space in Donegall Street, Belfast. Approx.12m² internally,
this portacabin type module is sent into ‘orbit’ for six missions,
each at significant locations in Belfast. For up to two weeks, interdisciplinary
artists/initiatives and (community) organizations will use the device as
a platform for urban creativity and social interaction.
SPACE SHUTTLE can
be used as an onsite work base, as office/meeting point for activities,
as a creative laboratory or non- profit use in order to create- with the
participation of the residents and social environment- new and site influenced
work. All ‘mission’ findings will be documented in a publication
along with an exhibition back at mother ship- project space.
SHUTTLE is supported by Belfast City Council through Celebrate Belfast 2006
and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery. Special thanks also to Barnardo's NI.