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Friday April 6th 12-3pm 
Wholly Water and Mare Nostrum with live performance at 2.30pm


Wholly Water 

The source of the water supply in the so-called “Roman” Bath in Strand Lane is uncertain. Some maintain it is from a holy well nearby, or even from underground streams from the Hampstead area of North London. This work makes an imagined source of water visible and audible in the Bath, accompanied by a spoken and sung soundtrack which creatively uses Heraclitus’ dialectical notion that something can be, at the same time, itself and its opposite.


Mare Nostrum 

The title of this video and sound installation is that used by the Romans to describe the Mediterranean as “Our Sea” . The name Mare Nostrum was also used by the Italian Government for their search and rescue operation (2013-14) to help migrants crossing the sea who got into difficulties. It was replaced by a smaller EU border control operation – not primarily a search and rescue mission - which has resulted in increased migrant drownings.



The Roman Bath is situated in Strand Lane and access is via the south end of Strand Lane on Temple Place, just off the Embankment (the nearest tube is Temple). Please speak to the security guard at the bottom of the Lane and show him/her this email. The Bath is up the Lane on the right, just before the white-painted Old Watch House. The postcode is WC2R 2NA. See,-0.114842,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x112091ec467ad43f!8m2!3d51.5117288!4d-0.1155842

Event details

Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS