This photograph of Blackfriars Bridge, taken by Dario Novoa, inspired the concept for this event. For Centuries civilizations thrived in the vicinity of rivers. Proximity to water was crucial for populations to survive and flourish.
In literature rivers are often portrayed as being of dualistic nature-always present yet ever changing.
Bridges connect different communities and their seemingly distant ways of living. Constructed of durable materials, they were built to endure all weather conditions. Bridges were built to last.
Just like water running in an ever-changing river-art has taken the shape of our most abstract ideas and fleeting emotions yet it continues to reflect a deeply rooted desire to connect with.