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~Flow, by Owl Project and Ed Carter

Date uploaded: April 2, 2012

~Flow, by Owl Project and Ed Carter, is a tidemill - a floating building on the River Tyne that generates its own power using a tidal water wheel.  Step onboard and into the building which houses electro acoustic musical machinery and instruments which respond to the constantly changing environment of the river, generating sound and data.

~Flow spans artforms, blending contemporary and traditional methods, combining sculpture, cutting edge technology, hand crafted wooden instruments, architecture, precision engineering and electronic music to create an astonishing audio-visual public artwork. Everyone's experience of ~Flow will be unique, as the instruments respond directly to the ever-changing state of the river. The sounds created by each instrument can also be manipulated by visitors to the millhouse.

A collaboration between Owl Project and Ed Carter (working with architect Nicky Kirk), the free-to-board artwork will stay on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside through the summer as part of Artists taking the lead, one of twelve extraordinary public art commissions funded by the UK Arts Councils celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

~Flow is open to all on the River Tyne from 25 March 2012. Click here for more information about how to visit ~Flow.

There is a programme of talks, events, workshops and commissions to accompany ~Flow. Visit the What's On page for more information.

Visit www.flowmill.org/about