We are super excited to announce that our new book Dark Thoughts About Darker Water is NOW AVAILABLE for only $25!
This 64 page, full colour, off-set publication documents a two-month residency we did at Grand Union in Birmingham UK last February and March. We generated well over a hundred ideas - many of which couldn't be realized in a short residency. Eight of our projects, processes, and experiments have been brought together in Dark Thoughts About Darker Water and includes an interview with gallery Director, Cheryl Jones.
While in residence we researched The Grand Union Canal - learning about it's history, contemporary uses, and certain future. We developed a performative research practice that allowed us to consider the canal through a critical and creative lens. The water located in the canal played an important role in our explorations and became a strong metaphor for the social and spatial shifts occurring in Digbeth. Along side our work with the water, we considered the historical exploitation of the canal horse, and how, like time traveler, the animals' labour warned of the current market forces affecting the community.