Our collective, XAP, have been invited to make a large-scale installation for the North Transept at St Albans Cathedral.  With its glorious rose window, this is a wonderful and daunting opportunity.  Our collaborative artwork, with working title Watershed, will bring together a huge willow sculpture, projected interactive video installation and photographic works exploring the precarious state of our waterways in Britain, in particular the very special chalk rivers with their fragile ecosystems.


This continues XAP’s long engagement with urban rivers, exploring with an artists-eye perspective, from insignificant muddy pool sources, trickling ditches, auditory glimpses, misconnected domestic washing machine waste; their power harnessed in centuries of industrial heritage; their seemingly infinite availability to sweep away our effluent; their scrappy contemporary presence, disappearing into culverts, lost and little-known, emerging as lush and important ecosystems, to awesome brown-green estuarine waters.