21.10.11 - 20.01.12
SURFACE TENSION:THE FUTURE OF WATER
The future of water is the subject of tension. Water is both disposable and sacred, a muse for artists and a necessity for life – a source of healing and of conflict. The Earth has abundant water, but only a very small proportion is available for human use. How should this be managed and sustained, and what would a water-scarce future look like?SURFACE TENSION brings together work by artists, designers, engineers and scientists to explore the future of water, playing on its physical properties, its role in politics and economics, and ways in which it may be harnessed, cleaned, and distributed.
RALPH BORLAND - South African designer
MICHAEL JOHN GORMAN - Founding Director of Science Gallery.
BRUCE MISSTEAR - Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Eng. TCD
JANE WITHERS - leading design consultant, curator, and writer.