Caught by the River

Scene on a Navigable River

12th July 2014


‘Tree’ by Rory Macbeth

The pastoral panorama of Constabl​e Country ​​is currently awash with shades of technophilia as a group of artists descend on Deadham Vale for a very special exercise in sound art.

Scene on a Navigable River is the latest brainchild of artists Rebecca Birch and Rob Smith’s Field Broadcast, created in 2010 to commission new artworks exploring the relationship between the artist and the landscape in a single event that can only be seen via live digital broadcast. Each individual experience of the broadcast is unique, a montage of the Field Broadcast window with the personal clutter of a computer desktop: emails, chat windows, web browsers, wallpaper.

This time around, Adam Chodzko & Gretchen Egolf, Beth Collar, Florence Peake, Ben Judd, Paul Becker & Francesco Pedraglio, Way Through, Rory Macbeth and Ian Whittlesea have come together to form a “fragmented topology of an iconic landscape, exploring both the physical setting and its representation through the personal realm of apps, screensavers and gifs.”

You can check it all out here

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Image by Paul Becker and Francesco Pedraglio