Manchester Mega Mela, Snake Temple
We were commissioned by Manchester Mega Mela to create a visually stunning large scale piece of art work that had a strong participatory element. It had to provide a visual focal point and be of cultural relevance. It had to be robust enough to withstand the uncertainties of English weather and have the potential to be reused at other events.
We came up with the idea of a 6m high inflatable temple, big enough to be seen from any area of the festival creating a colourful central point. The temple would house its own internal secret world only visible to those who came close, unzipped and peeked through the viewing holes placed around the circumference of the structure. Inside was alive with a tangle of huge 10m long coiling snakes hanging from the ceiling and walls.
The Temple can also be used without the snakes as a workshop or story telling space.