Along the Thames is a collection of work in progress and the result of my investigations on the Thames currents.
Working for the Breaching the Boundary show, part of Estuary 2021 Associated Programme, I found myself fascinated by the Thames’ movements and strength. London was created alongside the river for its many great benefits, but we built these impressive walls and barriers to control and dominate it. This collection is the result of my investigations around the human interventions along the river focusing on the limitations we have put throughout it.
Thames Walls are made of the Thames materials: algae and mud; biodegradable materials which will eventually die to continue the circle of life.
Sandbags made of jute have also a long history as a Thames barrier to protect the land from flooding. This fibre is also considered to be very sustainable, which acknowledged to take it as canvas choice.
The nature of Thames Walls imply that these works develop as the time passes.
220 x 140 cm.