overcurrent n. a current that is not apparent at the surface, but flows unseen above it...
overcurrent is a series of digital urban landscapes that reflect a view of society as seen from the banks of the thames.
the initial idea for the overcurrent series came from an event called underkurrent, an evening of live electronic
music by the river presented by walter fabeck and kreepa, for which i was commissioned to design the
publicity material. the programme began with a river cruise on a boat equipped with a spatial
sound diffusion rig playing electromagnetic recordings of underwater sounds, then
continued at the trinity buoy wharf with a selection of live electronic performances
before returning to the embankment pier. on this return trip, no doubt influenced by the
music i had just heard, i saw for the first time the full extent of the docklands development
and recognised it as a reflection of the changes in contemporary society. on subsequent walks
around the docklands and along the river i looked for scenes which show how the different
levels of power that control and influence our lives are historically interwoven.