SCANZ2015:water*peace brings together people from diverse backgrounds,connecting everyone in a positive expression of our relationship with water and the power of peace.
Water is essential to survival. Wai, water or flow is central to the worldviews of many indigenous cultures of Earth. The scientific study of water and the onset of turbulence was central to the development of Chaos Theory. Today water monitoring in the environment has become important to sustainable approaches to water management.
Peace is also essential to the sustainability of humans on Earth.
Intercreate has released its first survey on electronic and digital arts, looking into the near future (1-5 years) . While we might speculate on which issues are important, debate the virtues of exhibition in gallery or public space, and have preferences about creative development, using a survey allows us to get a strong picture of where our audience and colleagues are on these issues. We want to know what your thoughts on this are. Help us with this process by filling out the survey now – there are 20 multiple choice questions. Please also circulate this survey among your colleagues.
In this project recordings of water are modified through signal processing mechanisms derived from digitized 3D forms appropriated from nature, which themselves are transformed and projected on a white fishing net surface.
Three artists resident in Sydney but originating from England and New Zealand will work for two weeks with the New Plymouth central city area to enliven it for one or two evenings prior to the SCANZ walking symposium. Water is central to the site (between St Aubyns and Ariki) and the works focus their visual and sonic interventions around these features. In this context installation itself becomes a performative act with artists working within the site of an intended audience.
The Water People Power Project by Don Hunter and Anna Terry is a community based set of events centered around hui, exhibition, and workshop activities that facilitate access to information and hands-on experience in affordable home-built energy generation. One activity involves constructing a simple and affordable homebuilt power generation system, while exploring the cultural and environmental implications of these activities.
In ‘Water bodies’ I’m proposing to make a shelter or ‘shell’ for water bodies (which we as humans are). The work will be created as the endogenous/exogenous ‘self’, a shifting story which cycles through incarnations of peace and water. This is a participatory piece, complete with protagonists and water maidens, which will offer a moment with personal, cultural and natural readings of the mythological and hydrological systems that connect us – Ilka Blue.
As part of Intercreate’s Media Art Project Ko Tatou te Tangata a series of meetings and discussions with local iwi Ngati Tawhirikura were held, co-ordinated by Kura Puke and Stu Foster. One of the consequences of these discussion was that local historian and Puke Ariki Poutiaki Taonga Glen Skipper gave a talk about Te Rewa Rewa pa, at the pa site.
Water Links uses locative media with audio and video capture. It allows the public to actively seek and participate in the art work, as it provides a place for their own creative input on issues of water and peace. The project will utilize locative media so that visitors can identify key locations within the larger […]
The Lifeforce Water Elixir Generating Bowl is a battery-powered Inner Peace Machine and sculpted art piece. The art work is to be set up on a table top sited along a river walkway. The design incorporates a healing crystal, an etched-copper chime and a kiln-fused and slumped glass bowl. The glass bowl is held within […]
Water resistance is a series of sound/music works focusing on water, our environment and the search for peace, created by composers/artists from around the world. An event focusing on peace, awareness, diversity, knowledge and understanding, having water and our environment as the key elements. Acousmatic music and sound art for a peaceful listening. A session […]