16-25 Nov 2018

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French & Mottershead Waterborne

Sat 24 – Sun 25 Nov, Hourly sailings between 12-8pm

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8Leeds Dock

(mooring just beyond the lock keepers building, behind Royal Armouries)

Waterborne uses lyrical narrative to describe the afterlife of the body and the process of its decay in water. The work asks the listener to imagine and relocate their own body underwater, as it dissolves and dislocates on a journey from a canal, into a river, and out into the sea. Experienced on and by the River Aire, as you travel you'll hear a spoken narrative written from forensic case studies of human bodies immersed in and transported by water, combined with research on the ecosystems of rivers and tidal waters.

Waterborne is one of four audio works from French & Mottershead’s Afterlife series. All works in the series chart in poetic yet forensic detail the course of a human body’s decay and the influence of a particular environment on its transformation (woodland, water, museum, and home).

Supported by The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England, the artists collaborated with forensic anthropologists, ecologists and conservators in developing each piece, researching the minute details of decay to create a series of works that puncture our fear of the unknown.

To take part, you'll need to book a place.

A quayside version of Waterborne will be available anytime 12pm-8pm with no need to book in advance.

If you have access requirements, please contact us before you make a booking on [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: Should the River Aire be in flood on 24th or 25th November then sailings will not go ahead as the waterways will be closed. Audiences will be able to enjoy the quayside experience instead.

Critical Writing WorkshopWarmth

CompassFestival Welcome

  • Fri 16 Nov

    Crowd of Favours


Etheridge & PersighettiPublic House

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    Crowd of Favours

Launch event: Fri 16 Nov, 7pm
Beer Glass exhibition: 12pm ’til late, throughout the festival, along Kirkgate

Rosana Cade, Charlie Cauchi and Claire NolanWalking : Holding

  • Sat 17 Nov

    Leeds Art Gallery

Film screening, 3pm | (45mins followed by Q&A)

Jack TanFour Legs Good

  • Sat 17 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds Town Hall

Exhibition 17-24 Nov
Day of live court hearings Sat 24 Nov, 1pm-6.30pm

ScotteeWould like to meet

  • Sat 17 – Sun 25 Nov

    St. Peter’s Mount

Open all day

Image of voting box in City Square

Redhawk LogisticaMeasures of Us

  • Seacroft | Beeston | Gipton | Bramley | Holbeck | Woodhouse | Leeds City Square

Neighbourhood Voting: Mon 19 – Fri 23 Nov
City Centre Exhibition: Sat 24 Nov, 12pm - 7pm. Artist talk 4pm, FREE

Sarah Caputo & Brenda Unwin1000 Handshakes

  • Thu 22 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds City Bus Station

10am-7pm, FREE

Debbie Kent & Alisa OlevaThe Demolition Project

  • Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds Kirkgate Market

10am - 4pm, Artist talk Sat 24 Nov, 4pm

Bethany WellsWarmth

  • Fri 23 – Sun 25 Nov

    Leeds Dock (outside Primal Gym)

1pm-9pm | Bring your own towel or borrow one of ours. Changing rooms, lockers and showers are available., FREE

French & MottersheadWaterborne

  • Sat 24 – Sun 25 Nov

    Leeds Dock

Hourly sailings between 12-8pm

Diverse ActionsCritical Writing Workshop

  • Sun 25 Nov

    Live Art Bistro


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