Stream, Winter 2008/09
I explored six cross sections on the Peninsula looking for evidence of water and engaging with the people and organisations I came across on my travels. I was fascinated by the fact that the Peninsula is formed by a large meander of the River Thames, and that everyday a huge expanse of water goes back and forth, up and down. Water is increasingly becoming a very precious commodity, and I wanted to explore the relationship that people living and working here have both with the water that rushes past daily and with the water they consume. The Peninsula is a microcosm of today’s society in its relationship to water. The busy car wash that recycles all of its water, the ornamental fountain that is irresistible on a hot day, the yacht club building built virtually in the river and ubiquitous water bottle.
Stream, formerly known as Independent Photography, produces public and collaborative art. They commission artists to create projects which are location specific and respond to the characteristics of a place or priorities of an area.