Thames Log

Chloe Dewe Mathews with Andrew Kötting

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    Film still from London River Burning, 2018. © Chloe Dewe Mathews

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    Thames Log, 2021 © Chloe Dewe Mathews.

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    From Thames Log, 2021 © Chloe Dewe Mathews.

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This event was on Thu 8 April, 7pm

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The acclaimed photographer and film-maker launches her new photographic bookwork exploring the many and diverse rituals attached to the Thames, from source to mouth. She will be in conversation with renowned multi-disciplinary artist and film-maker Andrew Kötting, whose own films engage repeatedly with the waterways of the UK, from the river to the Channel and beyond.  

Chloe’s book, Thames Log, is co-published by Loose Joints with the Martin Parr Foundation to accompany an exhibition of the series at the Foundation, Summer 2021.

Find out more about Chloe’s work here and Andrew’s here.
Andrew’s latest vinyl release, The Whalebone Box, is available here. 

This event is part of our season Ways of Knowing: Water / Fluidity.

About Chloe Dewe Mathews

Chloe Dewe Mathews is a photographer and filmmaker based in St Leonards-on-Sea, UK. Her work is internationally recognised, exhibiting at Tate Modern, Irish Museum of Modern Art and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; as well as being published widely in newspapers and magazines such as The Guardian, New Yorker, Financial Times and Le Monde. She is the recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and her work is held in public collections such as the British Council Art Collection, the National Galleries of Scotland and the Irish State Art Collection. Her awards include the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award, the Julia Margaret Cameron New Talent Award and the Royal Photographic Society Vic Odden Award. Thames Log (Loose Joints / Martin Parr Foundation, 2021) is her fourth monograph, following Shot at Dawn (Ivorypress, 2014), Caspian: the Elements (Aperture / Peabody Press, 2018) and In Search of Frankenstein (Kodoji Press, 2018).

Chloe’s first monograph, Shot at Dawn, was published by Ivorypress in 2014 and in the same year she became the Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. In 2018 she published Caspian: the Elements with Aperture / Peabody Press and In Search of Frankenstein with Kodoji Press. 

About Andrew Kötting

Andrew Kötting was born in Elmstead Woods in 1959. After some early forays into market trading and scrap-metal dealing he travelled to Scandinavia to become a Lumberjack. He returned home in the 80’s to study for a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and then graduated with a Masters Degree from The Slade, University College, London. He currently lives and works between Hastings in England and Fougax-et-Barrineuf in the forests of the French Pyrenees. He teaches part-time at the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury where he is Professor of Time Based Media. In the UK he has had retrospectives of his work at Tate Britain, ICA and the NFT and in Europe at Oberhausen, Osnabruck, Hamburg, La Rochelle, Rotterdam, Paris and Cork. 2016 saw a 6 week retrospective of his films at Cinema Nova in Brussels, the release of two short animated films in collaboration with his daughter Eden and a multi media arts project Edith made with Iain Sinclair, Jem Finer, Claudia Barton, David Aylward and Anonymous Bosch.