this is a 5 minute video document of the installation performance shown in Dec11 at the Judith Wright Centre with Anna Yen performing in Brisbane and 5 online crew in UK, Serbia, Tunisia and the Netherlands.
Triggering actions, audience are called 'activists':
- activating the weather machine: by pedalling on the bicycle, they were making a tornado in a tea chest and a light rain falling into bowls which were producing a soundscape - performing, interacting, discussing on the Tap, one on one with performers in other countries - exchanging thoughts about recycling water, managing drought and flood, life style change which came out of water restrictions, water situations in different countries thought provoked by 1minute excerpts of media they selected from the Waterwheel Media Centre - making a wish for water, and later on, a silent pledge
People experience collaborative participation, individual thought, fun, entertainment, information, and a sharing of knowledge and experience. They can appreciate how each person can trigger a cycle – how individual actions, community practises, and ways of life are part of an integrated system, one affecting the others in negative or positive ways.
Please comment....suggestion, ideas, actions are welcome....
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LIEN D’EAU by Aprille Best GLOVER, from Molineuf, France. Saturday Sept 17 at 4pm and Sunday 18Sept. LIEN D’EAU links the river Cisse, the local community & you together with technology & paper boats.
La rivière Cisse, comme source de beauté, raccordement historique, et lien avec des endroits ailleurs est le centre de l'oeuvre, Lien d'eau par Aprille Best Glover and Michel Bizieux. Ce travail crée un « événement » pour des enfants de tous les âges qui enchante et encourage une réflexion plus profonde sur le trésor vivant de Molineuf - la Cisse elle-même. http://www.aprille.fr
Selected works will be part of a publication by Sousse University. Co-organised by Sousse University in Tunisia, Griffith University in Australia, Five Colleges in Massachusetts, Reciclarte & IQLab in Argentina
More than 50 participants scientists, artists and professionals from 5 continents will present & interact with people at Sousse University in Tunisia, and with Sci | Art Center at UCLA in LA. It will be introduced by Riccardo Petrella (author of 'The Water Manifesto') and Ulay (known for his performances with Marina Abramovic, photo/videographer, activist), joined later by Professor Jean-Paul Laborie (Fr) and Victoria Vesna (Co-Director of UCLA Nanosystems Centre, USA)
Symposium is free. To view the Symposium LIVE ONLINE, open your browser with latest flash player and go to http://water-wheel.net/tap, click the top-most Symposium link
The symposium will promote exchange between all those who are, for various reasons, concerned with water issues, land management and hydraulic infrastructure, for a better sharing of knowledge and governance thanks to Waterwheel, an online platform dedicated to Water http://water-wheel.net/