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Capturing the Glendalough Waterfall:
Fritha Jenkins and Louise Ashcroft decided to go and capture a waterfall. It was 2013. They set off from London to Ireland, travelling by rail, ferry and bus. The journey took them to Glendalough where they thought they might find a waterfall. They found lots enroute including one in a pub.
When they found the one they ingested it before soaking their clothes in it, bagging them up and heading home.
At Euston station they got dressed into waterfall soaked clothes and rung each other out. Some people stopped and watched.
The work was first shown at RCA Sculpture Project Space in 2013. An aluminium pan was boiling dry waterfall water on a camping stove. Upstairs an 18 minute film was shown 3 times an hour.
Above: Extract from the video - bags of waterfall soaked clothes on the ferry
Above: Wringing out the waterfall at Euston (video stills from film)
Below: Ingesting the waterfall (Still from video), Collecting the waterfall (clip from video)