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18 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016

Water Works | online event and exhibition

Water-Works_programme From 18-20 March, an online international exhibition and event WATER WORKS ! presents and debates artworks responding to how art, science, design and activism can reinstate the social, cultural and environmental value of water. Initiated and hosted by Waterwheel, an online platform developed by intermedia artist Suzon Fuks, Inkahoots and Igneous in Australia, the works exhibited came from an open call. Contributors come from New Zealand, India, Russia, Portugal, France, Australia, Italy, UK and more ... 250+ entries, 150+ scientists, artists, activists and youth from 5 continents contributed to the call for the online exhibition: WATER WORKS!, responding to the questions: - how WATER WORKS despite climate change, financial crises, war, and global environmental damage - how art, science, design, and activism can reinstate the social, cultural and environmental value of water - how we can give recognition to the indispensable and invaluable ways that water works A fantastic group of 22 curators from 19 countries will discuss selected entries and respond to online audience, in a streaming event on the Waterwheel video-collaboration system, the Tap This event can be described as: - a live forum between audience, curators & contributors, interspersed with short performances & videos - a celebratory event of World Water Day and the closing of the internet platform Waterwheel, after 5 years of successful activities and the building up of a dynamic global community Special guest, world-famous classical Indian singer Mahesh Vinayakram will sing for the opening & closing of the event. An additional special workshop DIY Audio Streaming will be held on Waterwheel by SoundCamp streaming technician Grant Smith, on Sunday 20 March 9-11 am (UK time). Audience is invited to watch and interact from their own computers anywhere in the world, free of charge! DAYS: 18-20 March 2016 PROGRAMME, DATES & TIMES: ADDRESS OF THE EVENT: SOCIAL: Twitter: @the_waterwheel #WaterWorks Waterwheel was co-founded in August 2011 by Suzon Fuks, Inkahoots and Igneous. Resources for its development have come from Australian national and Queensland state government arts funding, and in-kind support from the founders. Many collaborative artists worldwide tested and gave valuable feedback during developmental phases.