LANE HALL, LISA MOLINE
Basin is a mural-scale blackboard with a chalked flowchart recording the perils and politics that confront water resources in the 21st century. Water issues are diagrammatically mapped with an intention to display deep interconnectivity from the local and regional to the global in a form both authoritative and ephemeral: erased, re-written, reconfigured. Basin was originally created as part of the exhibition ‘Watershed: Art, Activism and Community Engagement’, organised by Nicholas Lampert and Raoul Deal to highlight issues surrounding water, society, politics and art in the Milwaukee area. As such, Basin emphasises issues pertinent to the Great Lakes region.
For SURFACE TENSION: FUTURE OF WATER, Hall and Moline have recast the flowchart to include issues that specifically impact Ireland and Dublin, as well as the European Union, such as specific invasive species threats, and the effects of climate change, urban growth and decaying water infrastructure on Dublin’s water supply.
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