~Flow, by Owl Project and Ed Carter, was a tidemill - a floating building on the River Tyne that generated its own power using a tidal water wheel. The building housed electro acoustic musical machinery and instruments which responded to the constantly changing environment of the river, generating sound and data.
A collaboration between Owl Project and Ed Carter (working with architect Nicky Kirk), the free-to-board artwork was located on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside throughout the summer as part of Artists taking the lead, one of twelve extraordinary public art commissions funded by the UK Arts Councils celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
I was commissioned to document the ~Flow project from its arrival on the quayside in Newcastle in March 2012 through to its departure in September 2012. It was one of the most intriguing and rewarding arts project I have been involved with and during the production of the documentary I was lucky to meet and film artists and musicians including Ed Carter, Owl Project, Field Music, Seb Rochford, Andy Sheppard, Lulu James and Chris Watson and begin an ongoing collaboration with filmmaker Hal Branson.
The film was shot by myself, Hal Branson, Oliver Smith, Ed Carter and Richard Rainbow on Panasonic AF101, Panasonic GH2, Canon 5D MkII and a Sony Z5. It was edited firstly on Final Cut Pro before I jumped ship to Adobe Premiere CS6.