is the world's most crucial commodity and the basis for
all earthly life. Its preservation and protection may be
our greatest environmental challenge. The global water crisis
affects everyone, from those lacking enough to those experiencing
uncontrollable floods that wipe away homes and land and
Water Everywhere is comprised of 30-second to 30-minute
films from forty-five 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.
Water Everywhere began traveling to arts, educational,
environmental, science, and other organizations and institutions
beginning in fall 2012 and is scheduled to tour through
2017. It is offered in a variety of choices:
a multi-day theatre screening/water film festival. All
of these films are suitable for theatre screenings -
in total, they make a water film festival. In that case,
they are available individually - with a playlist suggesting
the order in which they should be screened -- or on
four pre-programmed disks featuring all the films.
a gallery exhibition of individually looped films (see
below), with the remainder of the films available for
theatre screening, in a prescribed order.
a gallery exhibition of the looped films (see below),
to accompany a locally curated 2- and 3-D art exhibition
about water from regional artists, with the remainder
of the Water, Water Everywhere films available for theatre
four programmed disks -- titled "We're All Downstream,"
"Our Cup Runneth," "A commons. A Public
Trust. A Human Right," and "Every Drop a World"
-- can also be looped and projected onto walls or shown
on TV monitors, especially in cases where space is limited.
(These disks are available for the film festival.)
this is media work, the exhibition is flexible, and there
are no specific space requirements. Rather, there are many
possibilities for display - projecting onto walls and floors,
saturating the gallery with "water," projecting
out of doors, using TV and computer monitors, etc.)
all cases, Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing
Resource is designed to be a platform for community
discussions, panels and individual talks, co-curricular
activities, collaborations with scientists and environmentalists,
local artist participation and other events that will bring
to light the world water crisis and the sanctity of water
and its sources, as well as the beauty and strangeness of
by Shireen Malik, 2011)