写真 © Harriet Liveart
Water makes life on Earth possible. Yet clean water is becoming an increasingly scarce and aggressively privatised commodity across the globe.
Water makes life on Earth possible. Yet clean water is becoming an increasingly scarce and aggressively privatised commodity across
the globe. Meanwhile our sanitary system uses an abundance of water to flush human excrements out of sight and out of mind. What a waste!
Realisation of this contradiction, which hides in plain sight in the privileged lives of those with access to water closets, led the artist duo Harrie Liveart on a research journey that culminates in this exhibition. The artists have set out to challenge this alienation, drawing attention to cultural attitudes towards bodily processes and to the significance of more-than-human entanglements both within our bodies and wider ecosystems.
Alongside new works exhibited here for the first time, several site-specific art works, performances and ongoing processes are presented through research and archive material. They invite the audience to imaginatively participate in, amongst others, archeological excavation of the past and narration of alternative futures, field work excursion to the inner workings and leaky boundaries of our own metabolism, nightmare visions of anal data surveillance, and absurdist mysteries of urban waste management.
At the heart of Harrie Liveart’s practice is performative play with language, imagery, and rituals, through which societal norms are not only reinforced but can also be unsettled and unveiled in both their mundane folly and violence. What is unsaid or unseen, silenced or shadowed, when something is deemed mere waste? What kind of freedoms this permits, and for whom?
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