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Sunday, March 29 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Session 5 Panel Stream: HOT WATER--Water, Peace, and War

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Session 5 Panel Stream: HOT WATER--Water, Peace, and War

"HOT WATER—Water, Peace & War" virtual exhibition and discussion panel. Online at: http://water-wheel.net/taps/view/791.

A panel of international guests will discuss selected contributions of "digital postcards, poems or texts" uploaded to the Waterwheel website (water-wheel.net) on the theme of "HOT WATER—Water, Peace & War". The call invited artists, scientists, activists, teachers and young people to contribute videos, images, animations, audio, texts or slideshows.

The virtual exhibition and panel will take place on the Tap, the videoconferencing/media-mixing system of Waterwheel. The site is accessible to anyone without the need to log in or register. Online audience can comment in the chat, and join in on the discussion. 

Event URL: http://water-wheel.net/taps/view/791
Event time in your current timezone: http://bit.ly/1GLWKfC
Panelists at Balance-Unbalance include Leah Barclay, Nina Czegledy, Ilka Nelson and Eric Leonardson.
Online Panelists include Lorraine Beaulieu, Molly Hankwitz and Alberto Vazquez. 

The call for contributions, released in English, French and Spanish, contained the following text: “The English expression ‘To be in HOT WATER’ means to be in trouble. Currently, climate change, environmental decline, rights violations, volatile politics and conflict all suggest ‘HOT WATER’. Water is a fundamental element for all beings on Earth. A symbol of life and a 'common good' which should be available to all, water is quickly becoming a commodity to some, and often taken hostage in conflicts to besiege and displace populations. Corporations, governments, and industries such as mining and tourism use it for their own short-term benefits, depriving people—especially Indigenous people and farmers—of their rights, causing pollution, threatening health and the environment, and compromising long-term water management. 

How can art, science, design, and activism reinstate the social, cultural and environmental value of water? How can we share the responsibility of water in a positive way? How can we all preserve the right of access to water? How can intergenerational knowledge-sharing get us out of ‘HOT WATER’, end conflict and find peace?”

avatar for Leah Barclay

Leah Barclay

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University
Co-Chair, Sonic Environments (www.sonicenvironments.org)


Nina Czegledy

Nina Czegledy, artist, curator, and educator, works internationally on collaborative art & science & technology projects. The changing perception of the human body and its environment as well as paradigm shifts in the arts inform her projects.  She has exhibited and published widely... Read More →

Suzon Fuks

Suzon Fuks is an intermedia artist, choreographer and director exploring the integration and interaction of the body and moving image through performance, screen, installation and online work (http://suzonfuks.net). During her Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship (2009-12... Read More →

Molly Hankwitz

Molly Hankwitz's current research engages human/social relations--mobile and digital communications environments-- at the intersection ofform, culture, history, and experimental and independent media. Ongoing public space in changing urban technoculture, i.e. the Internet of Things... Read More →

Eric Leonardson

Eric Leonardson is a Chicago-based audio artist, co-founder and Executive Director of the World Listening Project, founder and co-chair of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Leonardson is Adjunct Associate Professor at... Read More →

Ilka Blue Nelson

My name is Ilka Blue Nelson. I do not belong to a watershed but come from generations of wanderers. As a Creative Ecologist I work at the intersections of cultural 8c biological diversity, particularly favoring river locales. My work is typical of an ecologist in that I am concerned... Read More →

Sunday March 29, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Stauffer B125 950 S. Forest Mall Tempe, AZ 85281

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