Commissioned by Devonshire Collective
Skill Cut Winner
For this work Rottingdean Bazaar use one of the arcade’s Skill Cut Winner machines, in which a player must cut a string with an automated blade to release the prize, a giant plush teddy bear. In an ongoing series, the artists make varying alterations to this prize bear with the game remaining playable and the bear winnable, replaced by the next in the series when each is won.
About Rottingdean Bazaar
Rottingdean Bazaar are artists James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks. Working together as a duo since meeting at Central Saint Martins in 2015, their work straddles creative direction, fashion design, video direction, installation, and fine art practice.
James Theseus Buck (b. 1989, Brighton, UK) graduated from Central Saint Martins with MA in Fashion 2012. Luke Brooks (b. 1986, London, UK) graduated from the same course in 2012. The duo lecture in fashion and arts at universities including Westminster, Central Saint Martins, and HEAD in Geneva. Rottingdean Bazaar live and work in Rottingdean, East Sussex, UK.
Skill Cut Winner is located at Family Amusements, Eastbourne Pier, Grand Parade, Eastbourne Pier, BN21 3EL. Open 30 September - 22 December 2023. Free!