Watermark. An Intervention in four directions

Four channel digital video
12:10 minutes (a 3 minute excerpt is presented here)

Using the paving stones of a pedestrianised square in Istanbul as a canvas, Watermark follows prominent lines of passage across the space, linking ferry, bus and taxi terminals at the edge of the Bosphorus with the Beşiktaş area of the city. Each paving stone along four criss-crossing trajectories was painted with an evaporating trace of water, creating a line that documents both the presence of the artist creating the intervention and the transient movement of people through the space. The work, whilst aiming to trace natural routes of travel through the space, actually causes that flow to be disrupted – often in a playful way – as the audience alter their course, pausing, looking back or skipping across the transient obstruction.