installation was created in collaboration with Madeleine Chiche
and Bernard Misrachi of Groupe Dunes, Marseilles, France. It
transformed a disused factory, now used as an educational music
space on the riverside in Norwich into a space of sensory experience;
a visual and sound environment within which viewers were able
to explore their perceptions.
Water Factory was found by walking along Riverside toward the
Friendship Bridge. It was viewed from across the water or from
the bridge itself. Video and sound works will animated the space
from dusk until dawn daily.
sound and noises from boats and people was picked up on microphones
outside the building. This sound triggered changes in the
installation altering the lighting of the neon lettering and
changing it's meaning.
Viewers were able to also interact with the installation online
clicking on areas to see a transformation onscreen and to
control the actual installation on the river.
Window projections in black and white were reflected in
the river. These images, ranging from industrial factory
images exploring past uses of the building to protesting
people marching against the tide, were filmed to be viewed
in the water as much as the windows. Rippling reflections
were shown in the windows, ducks landing affected the neons,
passers by shouted and the installation responded.
Waterways Art Trail was open throughout the exhibition providing
a trail of ten thought-provoking artistic installations
between Novi Sadd Bridge and Duke Street, Norwich, inspired
by the river using sound, light, video, photography and
Norwich City Council