Located within a transitionary space between outside and inside, lingering and rushing, moving and idling, is the Royal College of Art's Hockney Gallery. Understanding that the nature of this particular space was more of a passageway than a destination for viewing art, Flow situated itself as an intervention entirely focussed on transformation of the gallery space.
The movement of a slowly falling body of water onto a 5m x 5m lycra screen immediately engulfed the viewer upon arrival or passage through the space. Over a short period of time the movement of this body of water would shift and change directions. Manufactured and manipulated white-noise filled the space, letting the minds of the viewer interpret it as a type of flow. Additionally, the multi-sensory intervention lowered the temperature of the space, transforming the ubiquitous gallery into something unrecognisable yet faintly familiar.
Drawing inspiration from the psychological phenomenon known as the Ganzfield effect, in which the the field of vision is filled with a solid colour leading to a type of sensory deprivation, the changing direction of Flow encourages visitors to question their perception of the space.