Saltwater Cit y, 2014-16, 120M site photograph on Hopkins Street Bridge Footscray, Commissioned by Maribyrnong City Council and Vic Roads. Photo James Morgan

Saltwater City, 2014-16, 120M site photograph on Hopkins Street Bridge Footscray, Commissioned by Maribyrnong City Council and Vic Roads. Photo James Morgan

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PROJECT: Saltwater City, 2014 - 2016

SITE: Hopkins Street Bridge Footscray

CONCEPT:
A filmed journey along the salty waters of the Maribyrnong River to vibrant heart of Footscray
A film strip that appears to animate as the viewer travels across the bridge
Colour, vibrant cultures
History, known as the Saltwater River until 1913 
The Maribyrnong River, eastern and northern boundary of the City of Maribyrnong 
River a pivotal life force
Development of post-Indigenous settlement of Melbourne’s west from 1830s
Urban renewal
Fluid, visual reference between the past and present cultural significance of the river

PROCESS:
Site specific film documentation
Artwork processing
Installation on northern and southern parapet walls of Hopkins Street Bridge
 
MEDIUM:
Site determined photographic installation