The river flows from source to sea, a passing of time, a freedom of movement.
Yet even the river is not safe from ownership, boundaries and private exclusivities.
As part of her year-long residency on the River Cam, Caroline Wright has created a new durational performance following the flow of the Cam and the different ways in which we travel along and next to it. Once a significant trade route, still crossing the city of Cambridge and connecting the communities along its path, Flow takes the idea of the river as a moving entity.
Working with local people, the piece marks the rivers path with a line of performers along its route through the city, transcending the boundaries and barriers found along the river pathways. Flow travels along the river's pathway through human exchange. From foot to punt to bike to boat, a token of the river is transferred from one end to another, carried by the tide of human hands rather than the water itself.
Flow is created as part of the 'To The River' residency, supported by Cambridge City Council.