John Wild

Machinic Dreamings of Limehouse Foreshore

Over the last year, I have been researching the Limehouse foreshore as part of an [SPACE] Art + Tech Artist residency.

My research focuses on the Limehouse Foreshore just below the towers of Canary Wharf. It brings together multiple conflicting systems: the tides of the Thames, machine learning algorithms used for high-speed trading, the growth patterns of green algae and electrical signals produced by the brain while daydreaming. The ephemeral nature of the location, only accessible at low tide, collides with Canary Wharf, where stock share prices circulate Canada Square on an illuminated ticker display. Natural forces and human forces become intertwined, conjuring visions of the Anthropocene.

View my research.