One hundred dredged channels
Next Wave Festival’s Wavemart x Testing Grounds, May 2020.

One hundred dredged channels is a 36 page artist book made in collaboration with Aaron Claringbold, for Next Wave Festival 2020.

The publication was developed tangentially for Leisuretime I, which was due to premiere in May 2020, but delayed due to COVID-19. Leisuretime I proposes a photographic intervention inside a working tourist ferry along the Birrarung/Yarra River. Seated inside a giant camera obscura, and guided along the river, audiences consider the world around them, and the ways photography has shaped contemporary understandings and uses of ‘natural’ spaces within the floodplains now known as Melbourne.

The book contains contributions from Tristen Harwood, Christine McFetridge, and Grace Connors, who reflect on the Birrarung, and on tourism, memory extraction, and desire. Images included were shot along the Birrarung by Aaron and I, and the publication was designed by myself.

This project was made possible with generous support from the City of Melbourne through its Arts Grants Program, Next Wave Festival, and RMIT through its Photo Futures Lab. Thanks also to our mentors; Willoh S. Weiland, Steven Rhall, and Kate Golding. 

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