Thermal Properties: Soho Photography Quarter, The Photographer's Gallery, London

Paul Dolan (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


For Soho Photography Quarter, we present Paul Dolan’s Thermal Properties, a looping video that features 3D scans related to two renewable energy projects in South Tyneside, which use river water and a flooded mine to heat local homes.

Working with local residents and retired coal miners, Dolan scanned living spaces, personal items, life preservation gear, and new energy infrastructure. In the video, CGI software simulates thermal imagery and melting, creating a fluid link between people, objects, and surroundings.

Originally commissioned by CoLab Sunderland, University of Sunderland, SeaScapes and South Tyneside Council for the Blue Futures exhibition, curated by Dr Suzy O’Hara.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Photographers Gallery
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2024
EventPaul Dolan: Thermal Properties - The Photographers Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jan 202414 Apr 2024

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