Musician Nabihah Iqbal and visual artist and quantum physicist Libby Heaney bottle the sounds, sights and meaning of water in an audio-visual performance. Through field recordings of the Thames, AI-generated sounds and visuals, as well as music and words, Iqbal and Heaney plunge the audience into an immersive world of real and artificial waterscapes. In Cascade, the Thames serves as a focal point for the pair: bringing to light different stories and experiences of the river that have been submerged by mainstream narratives, Iqbal and Heaney attempt to recalibrate the historical narrative surrounding it, using artificial intelligence to scatter and interfere with biased, colonial histories. Blurring the boundaries that preserve the romance and grandeur of the great river of London, they revisit its identity in the context of contemporary Great Britain.
In collaboration with RE:Humanism