Take a boat ride up the Port River and listen to the story of your body’s afterlife – dissolving and disintegrating, as it is borne over time and place, through a widening river and out to sea.

Waterborne is the story of micro-inhabitations, decay and the flow of matter. Forensically researched, stunningly lyrical and deeply life affirming, this audio artwork brings science and imagination together in a surprising, beautiful meditation on our watery bodies and the cycle of life and death.

‘It’s a uniquely unnerving experience but for some reason, as we disembark all those who have been through it appear uplifted. Perhaps thankful they haven’t drowned, but definitely enriched by what is a genuinely remarkable piece.’ – Caught by the River

Creative Team
Creators – Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead
Science Advisers – Dr Carolyn Rando and Prof Shari Forbes
Voice – Sarah Kants
Audio post production – Pascal Wyse
Host – Alexis West

Presenter Profile
French & Mottershead are the UK artist duo Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead. Creating multi-artform experiences that are as playful and poetic as they are subversive, French & Mottershead invite participants to think again about who they are, and their ties to place and one another. Over the past 18 years French & Mottershead have developed a substantial body of socially-engaged, visual and participatory projects in site-specific contexts and locations. They have also shown work in galleries across the UK and internationally, including Tate Modern; The Photographers Gallery; Salt, Istanbul; Centro Cultural São Paulo; and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PiCA).


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