Seven Streams was a Beam commission for The Arts of Place, a programme of public art works in Bradford City Centre, October 2010, celebrating the creation of City Park
My work is a multi-format research project investigating Bradford Beck: its course, tributaries, history, current condition and relationship with the former Bradford Canal.
An installation in Pop Up art space comprised 4 films of the beck and tributaries, large-scale mapping, historic photographs and prints, published documentation and live CCTV coverage of the beck.
The installation/project base was manned for the duration of the exhibition, and visitors' stories and responses contribute to a blog that provides an ongoing forum for discussion about the beck.
On 3 consecutive evenings I led visitors to the Victorian Courtroom in City Hall for a illustrated presentation about the history of Bradford Beck, accompanied by actor Julie O'Connell and composer/musician David Wilson.
Seven Streams was created in partnership with Bradford Council Drainage Team, Key Corporate Projects, CCTV Unit, City Hall, Museums & Art Galleries, Beam, FABRIC, and Bradford Historical & Antiquarian Society.
Pitty Beck Wetlands
Bradford Beck, Canal Road