Tide Line Thames, an installation of light projected imagery created in collaboration with artist Tom Pearman, will be screened in the Thames Tunnel Shaft of the Brunel Museum during the month of September. The installation merges my video footage of the river and its architecture – between high and low tide lines – with Tom's animations of faux tunneling forms, inspired by Brunel's Tunnel and Tunnel Shaft. It is part of the 2017 Totally Thames Festival and is the culminating exhibition of my two-year Tide Line Thames project.
We developed our collaboration within the Tunnel Shaft and are projecting the images directly onto its rough curved walls. The tunnel shaft itself dictated the kind of images that worked within it. Because it is not a clean white space, our imagery needed to be quite graphic to hold its own. Tom's geometrical animations – when overlaid on my video footage – create intriguing visual relationships.
Thank you to Tom for video editing! Thank you to Arts Council England for supporting the project and to Robert Hulse, director of the Brunel Museum for hosting Tide Line Thames.
More information on Totally Thames website here.
Poster design: Jesse Stecklow