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1% Water

Arts centre Z33, Hasselt

And our future

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Curators Ilse Crawford and Jane Withers

With 1% WATER arts centre Z33 again explores the boundaries between contemporary art and design. 1% WATER focuses on our relationship to water. The exhibition showcases works, concepts and experimental environments by designers, artists and scientists that are beginning to shape a new water consciousness. 

70% of the planet's surface is water, but only 3% of this is freshwater and only 1% is readily available for human consumption today. Factors such as the world's growing population and increasing consumption, climate change and pollution mean that even this relatively limited and unevenly distributed resource is under threat.

It goes without saying that water feeds the planet's ecosystem and flows through our bodies and our buildings. Water plays an important role in religion, spirituality and mythology in all cultures. Yet the bond that once connected humans with the source of life has been broken and the way we have used water in the last century is no longer appropriate for today. The challenge lies in creating new conditions for water's use that enhance rather than constrain our lives. 

The exhibition explores themes such as AbUse, Sacred Waters and Reconnect through works by artists, designers and graphic designers, as well as key historic pieces. Graphic designers Karlssonwilker were commissioned by Z33 to map and visualize water consumption worldwide.

With: &Made, Atelier Van Lieshout, Brandon Ballengée, Elina Brotherus, Edward Burtynsky, Jordi Canudas, Song Dong, Doshi Levien, Masaru Emoto, Fulguro en TJAW, Ideo, Amy Jenkins, Hella Jongerius, Karlssonwilker, Michaela Nettell, Anouk Omlo, Philip Ross, Studio Orta, Kiki van Eijk, Vestergaard Frandsen, Arnout Visser, Nienke Vording, Kendra Wan, Hiromi Watanabe and many others.

Ilse Crawford and Jane Withers are curators of the exhibition 1% WATER. Ilse Crawford is a creative director and designer. Jane Withers is a design consultant and creative director. They both curate exhibitions and write books.

Contribute to the water archive that will be part of the exhibition 1% WATER. Collect between 100 and 500 ml of water. Add your contact information, all information about the water and include a photograph of the place where the water was collected. Send it to Z33.

Satellite program
Alongside the exhibition 1% WATER also contains a documentary program, the installation 'Projections on the Pool' and workshops for children.
- documentary films
07.08.2008 – 10.08.2008, at 10.15 pm in the garden of Z33
-Projections on the Pool
15.07.2008 – 15.09.2008, in the Kapermolen swimming pool

Press contact Karen Swyngedauw:

Z33, vleugel '58
Zuivelmarkt 33 B-3500 HASSELT
opening hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Sunday & public holidays: 2 – 5 pm
On August 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th the exhibition will be open until 10 pm.
free entrance
An exhibition guide (in Dutch and English) is available at the exhibition desk.

Sarah & Charles
dal 28/6/2013 al 12/10/2013

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