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FROM WATER video installation by Dani Tagen

Sunday, June 27, 2021 to Sunday, July 11, 2021
Opening Hours: 
11am - 4pm
Lakeside Centre, London, SE2 9AN

FROM WATER is an immersive video installation that invites the public to contemplate water from inside Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg as part of his project 'Natura Prima’ Thamesmead - Venice 2019-21.

Before the egg there is water. We all come from water and the video installation makes a link between Thamesmead, Tello/Girsu (Iraq), Treviso (Italy), and Santos (Brazil) - where Dani Tagen was born. These four places have a very close connection with the artist: they are all places she has lived - even if temporally. They all have an intrinsic connection with water and also represent milestones in her life.

FROM WATER emphasises the connections we, as human beings, have with one another and water.

The video installation moving images and soundscapes portray water movements, tides and wave ripples from Thamesmead waters.

FROM WATER is a place of wonder. Where one goes inside to lose track of time and reconnect with nature.

Artist: Dani Tagen
Title: From Water
Year: 2021
Medium: 10min loop digital video (4k and iPhone4), projectors and speakers
Size: Variable
Sound Designer: Rob Szeliga

Exhibition opening times: 11am to 4pm

  • Sunday 27 June
  • Saturday 3 July
  • Sunday 4 July
  • Sunday 11 July

FROM WATER - Workshops 
The workshop is aimed at exploring image-making and sound recording using mobile phones. Participants will learn moving image-making skills inspired by Thamesmead's landscape, its lakes and waterways. Focused on the relationship between Thamesmead and the participant's connection to their neighbourhood.

Workshop dates:

Saturday 26 June

  • 11am to 1pm - Group 1
  • 2pm to 4pm - Group 2

Saturday 10 July

  • 11am to 1pm - Group 3
  • 2pm to 4pm - Group 4

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Travel information

Address: Lakeside Centre, London, SE2 9AN
Nearest station(s): Abbey Wood
Bus: 117, 180, 229, 401, 472, 601, 602, 669, N1,
Parking: Limited on-site parking available.

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