Stephen Shiell & Hannah White (Surge Cooperative)-Channelsea island
A live stream from Channelsea Island, from above and below the water in the Channelsea river in Stratford, London.
The Channelsea river in Newham has a meandering past of industry and contamination and yet sustains a quiet backwater flow for many life forms, revealing it’s secrets to those willing to explore. It’s been culveted and infilled, it’s flow now coming to an end just past Channelsea Island.
Surge Cooperative are working to rejuvenate the Channelsea, and the wider tidal River Lea, with cooperative moorings and community engagement, proposing common actions with those connected to the river or local to the area, and encouraging collective efforts to protect and celebrate its rich natural heritage.
The streambox is part of an ongoing conversation between the cooperative and it's surroundings, and was initiated by coop members and artists Stephen Shiell and Hannah White.