Great Ouse is a film by artist Roxanne Jackson, that was captured during a journey on a stretch of this river near St Ives. Echoing Monet’s paintings of his water garden at Giverny, reflections of the water’s surface and hints of what lies beneath, swirl across the screen in one continuous sequence. Using the tide heights at Kings Lynn for the month in which the film was shot, Jackson has used her unique system of translating this data, to create the soundtrack.
Great Ouse was shortlisted for the Wells Art Contemporary Prize in 2016 and was included in this international competition’s exhibition at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset.
This work is part of a larger body of ongoing work that investigates the relationship between water and tides.