River Traces at Mutek

RIVER TRACES 1 was created in collaboration with the River Frome in Bristol, by exposing samples of river sediment and algae directly onto 16mm film, and developing using eco-processing techniques. Physical traces are generated through a direct encounter between the material qualities of the river and the film itself, effecting both the visual and audio track. The results are combined with underwater recordings into a poetic audiovisual trace of the River Frome. This forms part of Kathy’s research at South West Creative Technology Network swctn.org.uk/

This digitised film was premiered at Distant Arcades online exhibition at Mutek, Montréal September 2020… more versions to follow…