in the Science Library

maths, movies and point-of-view UCL Science Library, in the heart of Bloomsbury: a longer run for the exhibition ‘Bobby & Stillman’, by Susi Arnott and Crispin Hughes, working with Professors of Mathematics Sofia Olhede and Patrick Wolfe (UCL Big Data Institute). Five sound films from a collaboration touching on frequencies, sampling and even the uncertainty…

Observed, observing

BOBBY AND STILLMAN: THE COLLABORATION WITH UCL’s BIG DATA INSTITUTE In the applied mathematics of fluid dynamics, a ‘Eulerian approach’ describes movement passing a fixed point. Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler, fig.1, formulated equations for such motion in 1757. In the 1770s his successor at the Berlin Academy, French/Italian mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange (fig.2) described phenomena recorded…

Bobby & Stillman

ThamesTides has been drawn in to UCL’s ‘Creative Reactions’; are we building data sets for Professor of Statistics to respond to, or is this an artistic response to her practice as a scientist? Two cameras this time; clues in their names…

Site-specific commission

  150 years ago, Crossness pumping station was built to take advantage of the tides… spectacular home for #ThamesTides, & soon we’ll make another work showing this link – weather, compass, almanac & tide-tables willing

Immersion in time and space

Thames Tides premiered at London’s Cinema Museum in September. The perfect context to pilot Crispin’s pop-up installation idea; projector gantry + 4 hanging paper screens, with a more modest flatscreen in the cafe/bar. Wonderful space, marvellous support from the lovely Ronald, Martin – &Technical Dave.   Then the show rolled up into a van and re-emerged…

Thames Tides in the Thames Festival

Our five-screen installation will be on in The Cinema Museum, Kennington, September. 4th, 2-10pm. and September 13-16th. 10-5pm.,  in the stunning underground Shaft of The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe Another joint project with Crispin Hughes; more info, including trailers, on the project website And more on the Thames Festival here @TotallyThames #TotallyThames

The Moon and the City

London’s tides are as big as Cornwall’s. The five-screen installation ‘Thames Tides’ is mostly about immersion – here’s a short trailer for the ‘sidebar film’   See the full installation at The Cinema Museum on September 4th.2016

Medical Aid Films

Re-versioning some of their existing films into tablet-based training resources – this one in Yoruba, for Ondo State. Great to work with this purposeful organisation.

Thames Tides

  Another collaboration with Crispin Hughes, the exhibition ‘Thames Tides’ is at technical rehearsal stage. Watch out for it as part of the 2016 Thames Festival.      


Grace John describes working with her donkey to carry water way up the Rift Valley escarpment to the home she made in refuge from the 2008 post-election violence. Work with DSK and Hilda Kathure, sadly in post-production limbo; working animals make a huge difference to people’s lives in Kagoto, but they deserve care and support      …


Mass Observation brought young people in to the Digital Humanities Lab for an experimental, creative day, archiving their favourite objects…  we produced audio and photographic records of their ideas to be used in an interactive resource Another collaboration with Crispin Hughes

Life of Breath

Breathing and breathlessness approached from the arts and humanities; the lived experience and how it can be expressed, in complement to the clinical perspective. Creative performance as much as academic launch – a pleasure to film! And their research work is just beginning…

Pastoralism goes to University

Pleasing request from Ced Hesse of IIED; can they use ‘Moving with the Times‘ to explain pastoralist lives and livelihoods to Ethiopian University students? “…under-graduate and post-graduate curricula of Bule-hora, Jigiga & Semera universities… to contribute to resilient, peaceful and equitable development in the drylands of Ethiopia.”  (click to play) The original 2002 commission from SOS Sahel aimed to de-stigmatise ‘feckless wanderers’ and present…