It must be the water

by Briony Hughes

'It must be the water’ is a hybrid audio-visual performance which deconstructs language and images used in television advertisements for leading bottled water brands. The work was created for GREEN BLUES, a 2020 poetry, performance and research seminar series exploring visions of adaptation to ecological upheaval. 

Briony Hughes is a TECHNE AHRC funded doctoral researcher and visiting tutor based at Royal Holloway. She is interested in kinetic movement in language, water bodies, the archive, and site-specific writing. Briony’s publications include Dorothy (Broken Sleep Books) and Microsporidial (Sampson Low). She is a founding member of the Crested Tit Collective, and editor of Rewilding: An Ecopoetic Anthology. Briony has recently launched Osmosis Press. 


Briony can be found on twitter at @brihughespoet or @osmosispress