Mobile Grotto

There exists a prevailing lack of recognition regarding the fundamentally constructed nature of Christmas as a recurring event lacking a definitive conclusion. Its annual recurrence perpetuates a continuous loop of familiar traditions and accepted social norms. In response to this, the Mobile Grotto project aimed to venture into the city of Bristol, offering its inhabitants an alternative perspective on the figure of Father Christmas. The objective was to present a vision of hope rather than despair, fostering an environment of acceptance rather than rejection. By unveiling an alternative understanding of Father Christmas, the project sought to transcend conventional expectations and norms, illuminating a new reality that not only acknowledged the curiosity of the people but also delivered a fresh perspective. Although the endeavor was carried out, the inclement weather and lack of recognition resulted in indifference from the public, impeding the desired impact.

Person: Liam

Photo: Pete

Taking Father Christmas to the people