Taking Ground


Site-specific performance

On an isolated swing bridge, underneath a flyover, surrounded by water, Taking Ground reflected on, two hundred years of travel and our obsessions with technical innovation and progression.


Materials & duration

Flags, whistles, bunting, tin cans, string, tin cups, flasks, ribbon, rope, projector, vinyl, gaffa tape, large microphone, walkie-talkies, wearable mics and speakers

45 mins


Devised and performed by: Kathy Hinde, Tayna Steinhauser, Swen Steinhauser, China Fish, Joanne Brown and Dominic Fryett. Script editing and direction:  Dominic Fryett. Photography: Steve Bond. Musicians: Pete Judge, Elizabeth Parnell and Charlotte Ostafew.


The Swing Bridge, Bristol harbor, UK

Commissioned by

Creative Bristol, Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Lottery, The Arts Council of England and the Millennium Commission for Brunel 200