My artistic practice has become happily absorbed by mud and rivers...


I’ve been working with the Electric Forest Collective, which brings together artists with a joint love of electronics, to explore the digital embedded in the natural world.  Amongst other things, we are experimenting with harnessing the electricity generated by anaerobic micro-organisms in mud samples collected across London, and using that power to articulate the mud’s experiences, via sensors and natural language processing.


With XAP, we have been working on a collaborative augmented-reality walk along the River Wandle in south London for Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2021.  As you walk along the river’s course to its confluence with the Thames, geo-located triggers conjure up (on your mobile phone) imagery, sounds and floating text, revealing the river’s rich industrial history and its contemporary urban flora and fauna.


For the Estuary Festival I’ve been searching for sources of the River Moselle, which oozes up in muddy patches in the woods next to my home in London, and eventually, eventually, flows into the Thames estuary.  During the lockdowns, I've been following and documenting the river. Its traces appear in unexpected, mostly indirect ways. The ghost course is mostly culverted over, but there are occasional visual glimpses, and tantalising sounds of the river flowing beneath drain covers.