“The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished spirits. A haze rested on the low shores that ran out to sea in vanishing flatness. The air was dark above Gravesend, and farther back still seemed condensed into mournful gloom, brooding motionless over the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth”
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Thames a film by Tristan Shorr
Thames charts journeys made along the banks of the river Thames from Deptford to where the river meets the sea.
Concerned with the re-mapping and re-imagining of everyday London, this film reflects a psychosis for a city that emerges through a collision between the specific journeys that take place and the imaginary possibilities that arise using film.
In this context Thames is a portrait of the hidden histories and narratives the industrial architecture of these landscapes reveal.
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