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Surface Tension: The Future of Water (at EyeBeam)

May 28, 2012

Raoul Deal, Lane Hall, Lisa Moline, and I are installing a large blackboard drawing about the politics of fresh water for the Surface Tension exhibition at EyeBeam in NYC. Their is a soft opening on Tuesday, May 29th from noon-6:00pm. Stop by and say hello before we head back to Milwaukee on Wednesday for the final push of the recall effort. I saw this exhibition at the Science Gallery in Dublin and it is by far one of the best exhibits that I have seen on the fresh water crisis. The official Surface Tension opening is June 1st, 6-8.
EyeBeam / Tue – Sat, 12 – 6PM / 212.937.6580 / 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011

More info from the EyeBeam website:

“The future of water is the subject of tension. Water is both disposable and sacred, a muse for artists and a necessity for life – a source of healing and of conflict. The Earth has abundant water, but only a very small proportion is available for human use. How should this be managed and sustained, and what would a water-scarce future look like?

From May 31 – August 11 Eyebeam Art & Technology Center will present SURFACE TENSION, a travelling exhibition developed by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, which brings together work by international artists, designers, engineers and scientists to explore the future of water. The work exhibition examines water’s physical properties, its role in politics and economics, and ways in which it may be harnessed, cleaned, and distributed.

SURFACE TENSION features innovative artworks, events, and a lab in the gallery, all of which explore the complex tensions surrounding the future of water. Visitors to this free exhibition are invited to bring a water sample from their locality, participate in the exhibits, join the discussion, and explore their own water footprint. Key exhibits include a water lab where you can investigate the quality of water samples you bring to the gallery and works by Eyebeam alumni John Cors and Taeyoon Choi and Fellow Mary Mattingly.

The exhibition is curated by Ralph Borland, Michael John Gorman, Bruce Misstear and Jane Withers – and made possible through the generous support of Culture Ireland, the Cordover Family Foundation and the University of Dublin Fund.”

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