tell it to the water #ll200, canal & river trust 2016
RESEARCH, ENGAGEMENT, FILM
In celebration of 200 years of the Leeds Liverpool canal, Tell it to the Water asks people to write their hopes and dreams for the future onto a strip of dissolving paper, which is then glued to their chosen piece of coal or limestone. In a linear performance during late summer 2016 these stone-wrapped messages will be given back to the canal along its length, forever immersing memories, thoughts, hopes and dreams directly with the watery depths.
If you'd like to take part then come along to one of the scheduled events: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tellittothewater/events" rel="nofollow">www.facebook.com/tellittothewater/events</a> . . . and don't forget to like the Facebook page to keep informed of this exciting project: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tellittothewater/" rel="nofollow">www.facebook.com/tellittothewater/</a>
A creative project commissioned by Canal & River Trust and funded by HLF for the Leeds Liverpool bicentenary, 2016. #everymilecounts #ll200
#sharethespace: Canal towpaths are becoming busy places; the inter-mingling of fishing folk, boat owners, walkers, cyclists, runners and dogs and their owners and make sharing this meandering path an important part of our shared enjoyment. For this day-long event we encountered many different towpath users who were all encouraged to travel a 100 metre length of the canal as if they were a different user of the space. I took quirky photographs to record who we met. #sharethespace is a Canal & River Trust event to encourage all users to think about each other and to be great 'sharers'.
-------- Celebrating Two Hundred Years The Canal & River Trust marked 200 years of the Leeds-Liverpool being fully open along its full 127¼ mile length in 2016 with a full year of celebrations and engagement projects along the canal.
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Tell it to the Water asks people to write their hopes and dreams onto a strip of dissolving paper, which is then glued to their chosen piece of coal or limestone. In a linear performance during late summer 2016 these stone-wrapped messages will be given back to the canal along its length, forever immersing memories, thoughts, hopes and dreams directly with the watery depths.
Listen to the subtle shift in accent from place to place as thirteen giant steps took us all the way along the Leeds-Liverpool canal for the final part of my project to support the Canal & River Trust's bicentenary celebrations. Tell it to the Water gave nearly four hundred people the opportunity to share their hopes and dreams for the future of the canal directly with its watery surface and depths.
The film of the messages being placed into the water can be found here; can you hear the shifting voices?