We are made of water
And what is water made of?
Water is everything
Some recent theories assume that about 3,5 billion years ago our world was a waterworld and that the Earth was fully covered by one huge ocean. Then life appeared: new lands and new stories can only exist where water is, where things constantly change and disappear at the end of each cycle.
This is life, this is water^^.
We are born into water, floating is what we do first.
We change in time and we adapt ourselves to the spaces we live in, like water changes and takes the shape of whatever keeps it from flowing away.
Pure water is transparent and yet visible. Absorbing, reflecting and refracting light, water catches colours from the world and turns into painting.
It can freeze, it can be solid and turn into sculpture.
Water is mystery after all: we know its properties, we know the structure of its molecules, and yet we can't really say how deep an ocean can be, how fast a river can run, how long a pelting rain can last.
Water is nothing
Water is both a starting and meeting point in Workplace's exhibition space in Haggerston. Here the works on display subtly interface with the landscape outside, bordering Regent's Canal. On this waterway, it turns out that art and water have something in common: flowing fast along different streams, they both transform the spaces they inhabit and are able to produce shapes, energy and colours, and create new worlds. Alluding, referencing or using water in their creation process, the works in the exhibition remind us of the pervading presence of this element in our life and our collective imagination.
The exhibition is accompanied by a new poem written by Art Historian and Poet Ilaria Monti which was inspired by the gallery's location and the works in the show.
Press release courtesy WORKPLACE.
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