Body Of Water

2005

A collaboration and walking journey from source to sea. Body of Water traces a walking journey along a 90 km meandering course of the River Lee from its source in the Sheahy mountains in County Cork to the Celtic Sea at the mouth of Cork Harbour.

The river has been shaped by its natural ecological formation. Over the last century both a hydro-electric scheme in the upper river and industrialisation of the lower harbour has dramatically reshaped the form, function and flow of the river.

Through a process of walking, observing, witnessing, sensing, journaling and recording, the work responds to the fluidity and form of a bodily relationship with the river.

A collaboration with movement artist Colleen Bartley. Funded by Cork 2005 Residencies Programme

Person submerged in water at night with back to viewer

The human being as we see him is a completed form.
But this form has been created out of movement. It has arisen from those primeval forms which were continually taking shape and passing away again.
Movement does not proceed from quiescence; on the contrary, that which is in a state of rest originates in movement.
– R Steiner.

Colour photography, mounted on dibond & matt laminated, dimensions 91cm x 61cm

Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
Lee walk journal page
film still of woman in water

In to me see | 2005 | 5 minutes | colour | sound | digital video