Liquid Histories

"The installation for the London Pavilion, ‘Liquid Histories’, explored the tension between how the River Thames is often imagined and its reality; a public space which is increasingly becoming privatised through recent economic developments. The installation reflected on the River Thames not only as a foundational source for the city and an untamed natural power, but also as a public space of the imagination. We used sound, text and films to immerse visitors in stories – both real and imagined – about the river. "

I created a set of poetic documentary films that come together with Martyn Ware's soundtrack to produce a vivid environment in which visitors experience the many meanings of the river and its dynamic relationship to the city.

The curatorial team comprises David Chambers, Associate Lecturer on BA Architecture and MA Narrative Environments and Director of Aberrant Architecture, Martyn Ware, Director of Illustrious, founder of the Human League and Heaven 17 and Practitioner in Residence at Central Saint Martins, and Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins.