~Flow, by Owl Project and Ed Carter, was a tidemill - a floating timber structure 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.

The work highlighted society’s evolving relationship with our waterways, and processes of harnessing natural energy.

~Flow received over 40,000 onboard visitors from March-Sept 2012, and was commissioned by the UK Arts Councils to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Image credits: Steven Aitchison, Colin Davison, Nicky Kirk, Jill Tate, Steven Walker