Hot Water: Virtual Exhibition

DEADLINE : 14th March, 2015

Artists, scientists, activists, teachers and young people are invited to contribute to a virtual exhibition with digital postcards, poems or texts on the theme of “HOT WATER – Water, Peace & War”.  
A panel of special guests will discuss contributions, and respond to online audience, via live-stream on water-wheel.net, and at Balance-Unbalance conference, hosted by Arizona State University, USA, March 27-29, 2015. This call is to celebrate Waterwheel’s third year and the upcoming website revamp. Each contribution uploaded onto the NEW Waterwheel website http://water-wheel.net with the keyword HOT2015 will go into the draw to win CDs. Prepare now and upload your media when the new website goes live, on 1st of March 2015.
Accepted formats are video (mp4), images (jpeg, png), animation (swf), audio (mp3), text (doc, txt, xls, pdf) or slideshows (pdf). Panelists, Tap link and time will be announced closer to the date in the Waterwheel newsletter, blog, twitter and Facebook group.

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 critical 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 as hostage in conflicts to besiege and displace populations. Corporates, 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?

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