the lake

Please see The Lake microsite
– for animation, audio, photos and more details.

This pioneering work of digital art was installed at the Tingrith Fishery over the summer of 2005. The work used hydrophones, custom software and advanced technology to track the electronically tagged fish in the circular Fringe Lake and translate their movement into an audio visual experience. Visitors of all ages were invited to come and listen to the fish composing their very own soundscape whilst watching an animated representation of what’s really happening under the water.

The work was developed over two years and supported by a £96,000 fellowship from NESTA (The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), and Tingrith Coarse Fishery


    2005 Tingrith Fishery, Beds, UK
    2006 Truman Brewery, London, UK
    2007 FILE, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    2008 FILE, Rio, Brazil
    2008 Arts Bioethics Network, Rijeka, Croatia
    2009 The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia
    2009 MediaArtLab Center for Art and Culture, Moscow, Russia

Art + Science Now! by Stephen Wilson (2010)

Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biologicla AGE edited by Dmitry Bulatov (2009)

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour
BBC news
The Guardian, Taking the Piscine
we make money not art
Times online – pick of the summer exhibitions listing
The Lake installation diagram