The collective exhibition h2o emergencias (The water that comes. The used water. The water that we come to have.) has been included at virtual platform Water Bodies.
Waterbodies.org is an extension of Victoria Vesna’s “Water Bowls” artwork installation “to a network of others working in the same realm”.
Her concept approaches from the micro-macro point of view by employing the idea of the fourth state of water – neither liquid, ice or vapor but ‘in an between molecular state’ – as an overarching framework and uses ports as human network nodes.
Water Bodies is a hybrid social network envisioned as a resource of information and activism in relation to the state of water – globally.
The site is designed to attract people to gather around a water body they are emotionally attached to.
That water body becomes a gathering point for people to exchange information about water and related subjects from many different points of view.
Victoria Vesna, founder and director of the Art | Sci Center + Lab (UCLA – University of California, Los Angeles).
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As a fruit of the collaboration between Victoria Vesna and Claudia Jacques, waterbodies.org is an attempt to create a framework for curated crowdsourcing to raise the issue of collective consciousness about water as a life force and a reflection about the state of humanity.
Victoria’s hope to develop a network of artists, environmentalists, scientists, etc. addressing issues and solutions related to water resonated with Claudia’s research and experiments creating interactive hybrid environments. Focusing on the complexity of water and the characteristics involved in the social networks around it, Claudia’s hope is to expand Victoria’s view so that in time Waterbodies.org can translate data into knowledge, generate new knowledge relationships via data visualization, and bring human and water resources together across institutional, geographic, cultural, artistic, technological, and scientific boundaries.
Waterbodies.org follows the Lunar Calendar as a reminder that we are part of a complex system connected to water from micro to macro.
The water that comes. The used water. The water that we come to have.