On the 22nd of September is the opening of the WATERWORKS exhibition taking place at V2_Unstable Media, a partner of the S+T+ARTS4Water project. WATERWORKS explores the cultural role and meaning of water. It comprises several technology-based artworks that look at some of the most pressing global challenges of our time, brought about by the new water reality.
WATERWORKS is an exhibition exploring the cultural role and meaning of water. It comprises several technology-based artworks that look at some of the most pressing global challenges of our time, brought about by the new water reality. Water is life. Every living thing needs water to survive. Not only does the human body consist of 60 percent water, it is also essential for producing food, clothing and computers, moving waste streams, and keeping us and the environment healthy. Yet we lack a sustainable approach for handling this commodity.
WATERWORKS shows how artists can help us to think about water issues and how their ideas and proposals can complement science and government policy. The works in the exhibition look at issues such as the time investment required to deal with drought and how collaborating with new nonhuman migrants can help us understand changes in the port of Rotterdam. They reimagine global coastlines, try to predict the future of the climate by contemplating its past through ice cores, and reconsider the chemical composition of marine ecosystems through a different understanding of the interconnections between the human body and its emotions.
WATERWORKS is curated by V2_ and part of The STARTS4Water Consortium a European collaboration lead by Luca School of Arts, and counts on the participation of Cittadellarte Fodazione Pistoletto, (IT), V2_ (NL), UrbanDig project (GR), UR Institute (HR) and TBA21. The exhibition can be visited from the 23rd of September to the 2nd of October 2022.
More info: https://v2.nl/events/waterworks