Waterborne is an audio work that uses lyrical narrative to describe the afterlife of the human body in water.
The work invites the listener to imagine and relocate their body below the surface, as it decays and dislocates on a journey from an urban canal, via a tidal river, and out to sea. Waterborne is the story of micro inhabitations, algae and the flow of matter. Created using insights gathered from forensic anthropologists and ecologists, it reminds us we are bodies of water, and evokes ideas of migration and displacement, and of loss and regeneration.
Waterborne is available in Finnish and English, and is experienced looking out over Lake Kallavesi, from where it is technically possible to drift through inland waterways and the Saimaa Canal, to reach the Baltic Sea.