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drinking water

Lorraine Beulieu and Dominque Roy
Empty water bottles-glacial melt
Installation, Canada 2003-03


Antarctica is a virgin continent that holds the biggest reserve of drinking water in the world. It works as an experimental laboratory in all known areas, including art.

Andrea Juan
Museo Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Buenos Aires March 2008


Hasn't the term 'drinking water', as in the above extract, got such a weight of all humanity's expectation and need. It was not written as fresh water but as what it is as a value. Perhaps this is however a fantastic way to illuminate it's position.

John Hughes, Sydney 2008