Thames-Side Studios Gallery

Hydracity - Towards Watery Commons
Curated by InspiralLondon

Exhibition Dates: 10-26 September 2021

Hydracity asks us to observe and imagine London and its hinterland in new ways, by inviting artists to re-experience this fluid, shifting and untameable environment. What is it that circulates beneath our feet oozing from the muddy delta of the Thames as we explore the interconnected labyrinth of watery commons intersecting urban spaces, that flow across, through and into us?

Hydracity re-imagines the city’s river system as slowly evolving tentacled organism, much like a hydra’s looping locomotion. By observing water - its capacity to merge fluidity and solidity - we can see it as a regenerative resource and even a metaphor for shifting times. This ever-changing environment of the aqueous commons reflects something of the hydra-like city, whose ability to rejuvenate offers overlapping narratives for this complex watery labyrinth. For the exhibition at Thames-Side Studios Gallery InspiralLondon creates a unique sculptural labyrinth map that interacts with other activities, archives, experiences and with potential walks across the city.


Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Thames-Side Studios
Harrington Way, Warspite Road
Royal Borough of Greenwich
London SE18 5NR.

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