Writing for a film produced with Peng Zuqiang.
Exhibited at Camden Image Gallery on 26 July 2014 as part of Lab451; Debates.
A: “The canal is an artefact of nature, its functionality forgotten – it is as indifferent as a river. The canal’s identity is no longer of connection, but in its irrelevance, it only differentiates its surroundings.”
B: “The canal is external to the dominant logics of economy or technology, it appears at its most infrastructural. It is outside natural science, and the human sciences of technology and economics. “
Two people walk the length of the Birmingham and Warwick Junction, from the city centre’s periphery to the national motorway network. Inspired by the canal’s obsolescence, the journey prompts a sustained but fragmented conversation.