Last Friday we unveiled new video installation The Dark River at mac birmingham, commissioned for the festival from locally based artist and photographer David Rowan.
He has spent nearly 2 years exploring Birmingham’s River Rea in industrial-strength waders with a camera, from its source down to Spaghetti Junction where it converges with the Tame. His series of short videos give the viewer access to a secret, slippery world, and see it negotiated by car-drivers, waterfowl and footballing kids.
The Dark River runs until Sunday 27 April alongside Walk On, an exhibition examining the ways artists have used a seemingly universal act – taking a walk – as their means to create new types of art. The exhibition features works by Richard Long, Marina Abramovic, Hamish Fulton and Richard Wentworth.