Progress Room designed for you by the artist Mark Titchner.
The Plenty and Progress artwork on a series of mirrors is based on unrealised 1935 neon designs for Blackpool illuminations by French lighting company Claudegen. The title reflects civic design and aspiration in Blackpool whose town moto is ‘Progress’
It has specially chosen lighting and a relaxing green colour to help you spend the night dreaming of searing neon reflected on seafront limousines.
It has two single beds that can join to form a super comfy king size bed, Smart TV (that you can mirror your own screens on), as well as a brightly tiled bathroom with shiny German and Swedish fittings. It has its own dedicated free superfast wifi.
Room 2.06 - ‘Progress Room’
‘Plenty and Progress’ (the full name for Titchner’s room installation) examines civic design and aspiration in Blackpool. ‘Progress’ is Blackpool’s civic motto and can be seen in the stained-glass window on the stairs of the town’s central library (just behind the ART B&B). Given the intimacy of the bedroom setting, it can also extend here into the idea of personal self-improvement.
By combining the text ‘Plenty and Progress’ with elements of Claudegen’s designs Titchner aim is for the guest to become an integral part of the art work – with your reflections and shadows created by the lights allowing you to be a part of the picture, and contemplate what is ‘Plenty and Progress’
Mark Titchner is an artist living and working in London and was a nominee for the Turner prize in 2006. His work explores the tensions between the different belief systems that inform our society, be they religious, scientific or political.