Water, Water Everywhere, Paeane to a Vanishing Resource

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art

Sep. 11, 2024 - Oct. 24, 2015

UConn, AVery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, 06371
860 405-9052


Water, Water Everywhere Paean to a Vanishing Resource
a traveling media exhibition
curated by Jennifer Heath

Water is the world’s most crucial commodity and the basis for all earthly life. Its preser¬vation and protection may be our greatest environmental challenge. The global water crisis af¬fects everyone, from those lacking enough to those experiencing uncontrollable floods that wipe away homes and land and wildlife.
Water, Water Everywhere is comprised of 30¬second to 30¬minute films from forty¬-one artists worldwide exploring water issues from the political to the personal and from ethics to aesthetics, with works that are documentary, experimental, educational, humorous, solemn, animated or acted.
Among the vibrant works in Water, Water Everywhere is a 22¬minute Interna¬tional Rivers feature – “A River Runs Through Us,” describing the threats facing rivers, particu¬larly from dams; “Iceclock,” a 30¬second short illustrating the melting of glaciers, by Brazilian filmmaker, Fernando Acquarone; a 3¬minute film, “The Kabul Sea,” by Afghan filmmaker Alka Sadat about the Kabul River; a 22¬minute film from Evan Abramson, “Carbon for Water” about profound water disasters in Africa; a 4¬minute film from Indonesian artist Hapsari Dyhah, called “Big Trash,” that looks at agriculture and overpopulation; a performance film by British artist Claudia Borgna, called “Sweep and Weep, Weep and Sweep,” in which she cleans the beaches; a 14¬minute teaching documentary by Friends of the Earth Middle East called “Good Water Neighbors”; an 8¬minute work by Jacques del Conte called “A Colossal Fracking Mess”; a 5¬minute film by Canadian Liz Marshall about deadly tar sands, and more from Europe, Latin America, Africa, South, Central and East Asia, as well as North America.
Water, Water Everywhere will travel to arts, educational, environmental, science and other organizations and institutions beginning in March 2012, and be offered in a variety of choices:
At The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art it will be shown as a gallery exhibition of looped films, to accompany a 2 and 3D art exhibition about water from regional artists, curated by Julia Pavone, with the remainder of the Water, Water films having special screenings. This Exhibition will run from September 11th through October 24th, 2015.
The Opening Reception will be held on Friday Sept.11th from 6-8pm.

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