5.001 Microscope

Riparian Score:
The River Lea Variations


Riparian Score is a visual symphony performed by riverine ecologies upon mild steel.

The works invite the river to play itself. They capture the energetic exchanges between river and riverbank - eddies and flows, tidal shifts, micro bacteria rotting and decaying, organic and in-organic matter getting caught and released, the budding and blooming of algae communities, the heaving and cracking of ancient tree roots as winter storms push us through into spring.

The Lea Variations were conducted over durations from 24 to 160 hours, between 30.12.2021 and 08.04.2022. They comprise twelve plates - one of which was swept away by the river during a flash storm - and two barrels.