Figures on the Foreshore
a site-responsive artwork created by Tim Davies, and commissioned by Tideway, 2015
About the work:
Tim Davies has created an artwork exploring and celebrating the proximity of the river; childhood memories, playfulness and a place to dream, a place to relax. Through the observations of numerous river users, Davies’ work comprises a series of performative gestures and actions, conveying a sense of movement. Informed by a flip-book aesthetic and the work of Eadweard Muybridge, an English pioneering photographer who captured motion in stop-motion photographs, the movement is conveyed across the hoarding panels as a series of images. Whilst the Thames remains the central visual thread, suggestions of London’s architecture are reflected within the work, reminding us of its constant companionship to water.