River Cycle


As part of Climate Century, with Vitalstastix and Country Arts SA
Until late 2018
More program details here

This project is an extension of a number of past investigations. More tangible outcomes will begin to develop late in 2017 and I will begin to log some of those things here as they come about.

River Cycle is an experiment in invention and adaptation. James Dodd will graft a bicycle to the ubiquitous tinny, producing a cobbled together watercraft. This object, a working sculpture, will be the central facilitator and discussion point for a series of real and rhetorical journeys exploring speculative sustainable technology and everyday creativity. Travelling the River Murray, over the next year, River Cycle will invite conversation with communities along its voyage, exploring human-made political and weather patterns, and the possibilities of climate change adaptation – from the pragmatic to the barely, wildly imagined. For Climate Century River Cycle will conclude an exhibition of the sculpture, a series of workshops with communities along the Port River, and the substantial documentation of collected materials, reference points and invention, along the way. Beyond the premiere exhibition the work can be presented in a range of river contexts, continuing to accumulate responses to the futures of our waterways.