|Aqua Planetae – Carlos Montani|
Only 1% of the planet’s water is available for human use.
For this reason, from my tiny space-time spot I decide to use art as an alternative way, more sensitive than others, to change our relationship with nature and environment. It is all about using art tools to become aware and get in contact with nature in a wiser, more responsible and respectful way.
The challenge is to appeal to thousands of people who understand the issue water is presenting to us, to join the making of this work of art which consists of treasuring samples of running water presently being used and labelling them with the name of the participant, the place and date when the sample was taken.
In 20, 50 or 100 years, when water will be more scarse than at present, this universe of primitive samples, just like primiitve daguerrotypes, will enable our descendants to know the water each participant used to drink. I am moved just with the thought of it.
As art, the intention of the project is to give people the chance to be in contact with water form different times and places so that each drop is given the value it deserves. Placing this value occurs internally during the viewing of each sample as we discover who took it, where and when it was taken.
As a constructive event, the samples will be shown in sterilised 100 cm3 glass bottles in neutrally lit columns with their corresponding identification.
Promotion and diffusion
It’s intended that Ambassadors can use the work of art, be it the one made with their own samples or with more samples, for different artistic/ cultural events with prior consent of the artist.
It is the artist’s right to exhibit the work of art in part or fully in artistic/ cultural events or for promotion at his discretion, having to ask for permission only in case he needs the samples in possession of the Ambassadors during the six months period from the beginning of the project.
Scalability of the project
The geographical growth of the work of art will be generated by one of the following:
The temporal growth of the work will be generated by any of the following:
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