Surface Tension
by Nick Stewart

black and white image of a young boy


  • 1Still from Surface Tension
  • 2Still from Surface Tension
  • 3Still from Surface Tension

Still from Surface Tension


Surface Tension was filmed at the Bath Spa and features portraits of shadowy figures. As the figures view the spa their faces emerge then diassapear, engulfed in the steam from the water.

The work was installed within a built gallery environment with a glass table, mirrors and back-projected images.


Year 1994
Duration 4 minutes
Original format
Screening format
Aspect ratio
Audio Yes
Colour / B&W B&W
Screens Installation


A Picture This and Royal Photographic Society commission. Funded by the Arts Council of England and South West Arts.

Screening history:

1994 Royal Photographic Society Gallery, Bath, UK

1997 Arnolfini, Bristol, UK