THE SMALL ROOM
31/31a College Green
Bristol BS1 5TB
10th – 15th December 2013
Open 11am – 6pm
Unruly Waters is an exhibition of drawings that lie alongside a series of journeys as performance on the river Avon. Using slow travel as a catalyst for conversations in situ, I aim to stimulate a renewed connection with the changeable and ‘more-than-human’ nature of the riverscape, through an evocation of its turbulent and tidal past.
The drawings bring together findings from field and studio research, exploring how a time-rich perspective can inform our appreciation of a changeable landscape. Using found imagery and materials to suggest the simultaneity of multiple temporalities, the drawings are an experimental space for creative juxtaposition, drawing a thread of continuity from counter-narratives of the past, to future prospects.
The work suggests new readings of the Bristol land- and water- scape, inviting viewers to revisit and re-imagine familiar places. As weather patterns change and floods become more frequent, is it time to let go of foundational attitudes of control and learn to live with the river’s wilder side?
Drawings, cards and reproductions will be available for sale to help support the project.