On film: Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone

A series of films and videos commissioned by Arts Catalyst for the project Wrecked on The Intertidal Zone, an art and citizen science project that spotlighted local knowledge and insight around the changing ecology, society and industry of the Thames estuary in Leigh-on-Sea and Southend, Essex between 2013-2017. 



Led by artist collective YoHa  (Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji) with artists Critical Art Ensemble, Andy Freeman and Fran Gallardo, and curated by Arts Catalyst, the project brought together a network of local people with artists, scientists, historians, ecologists and technologists to explore how local "situated" knowledge of the estuary could be combined with artistic investigations to explore and respond to a changing contested estuary, through a series of participatory workshops, public realm art projects and activities.

Throughout the process, filmmaker and academic Alistair Oldham worked with artist James Ravinet and filmmakers Jim Smith and Zander Mavor collaborators to document the project and we are now pleased to present an online platform in order to explore films that offer insight into a unique, exploratory venture of Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone.

Sponsorship and support:

The Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust, The Cory Environmental Trust
Many thanks to Leigh Town Council. the Institute of Environmental, Health and Societies (Brunel University), Belton Way Small Craft Club, Essex Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Temporary Art Projects (TAP), Southend Council, Focal Point Gallery and Metal (Southend).