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The work questions the conflation of economics with organic processes. We hear of flows of capital and liquid assets, but can these abstractions be associated with the movement of water that inherently acts under the influence of natural laws and gravity? In such equations nature is utilised in an attempt to give speculative monetary concepts and mechanisms a form of naturalised comprehensibility, but perhaps both operate in fundamentally differing ways. This is highlighted in the work through featuring varying applications of running water in relation to accumulation and change over time. Ranging from a biomorphic bank headquarters surrounded by traditional Chinese water gardens to cotton irrigation and fluctuating cotton futures commodity prices to a subversion of a Richard Serra film, natural, historical and cultural references are appropriated in order to examine an equation that seems increasingly ubiquitous.