- Who’s water is this?
- Take samples of water from various sites and ask the question : who’s water is this?
- The sample includes materials from the site
- The sample and the water are frozen in a shallow vessel with a piece of water colour paper at the bottom.
- During the exhibition the ice melts and eventually the water evaporates. Highlighting both global warming and the risks of draught.
- Asking the question - who’s water is this ? brings up narratives concerning water politics, ownership, use, finality, possession, dispossession, indigenous history and colonial history.
- Also highlighting a question of identity and the abstract idea of water ownership.
- The work to be experienced with noise cancelling ear muffs / headphones to encourage listening through silence.
- There could be an accompanying photograph of site.
- The use of water colour paper - colonial impressions of Australia.
- We are left with a remnant once the water is dissolved. This remnant could then be photographed.
MELBOURNE DRINKING WATER:
Follow the complex journey of our drinking water.
Limited public access in order to maintain clean water
Water system / veins