2021 05 18

Sensitives Stream highlights the importance of river dwelling organisms and how their presence or absence indicates broader stories in relation to ecosystems, environmental stress and human activity. This project was created by London-based artist duo Matterlurgy, to create a better understanding of the human entanglement with the environment, and to experience more-than-human ecologies in a multi-sensory, embodied way, leading to a better understanding of river health and toxicity.

Matterlurgy conducted field research in the river Calder, UK, investigating the livelihoods of the Sludge Worm and the Caddisfly.

Neo-Metabolism was involved in the co-development of the digital site. In collaboration, immersive, raw media feeds were adapted into various formats, enabling the project to be streamed through various channels.

The non-human protagonists were modelled and textured by Ivano Salonia.