~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.
Owl Project and Ed Carter: ~Flow ~Flow external detail, image Jill Tate
~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.