Both are Life Giving, Both can be Seen (Archive of 134 seas)
2010 – present
Archive of natural water extracts, recycled light bulbs, text, parcels, light, micro controller, sound

The installation consists of 73 light bulbs, equally positioned in a horizontal line stretched across three walls. Each light bulb displays one unique sample of natural water and is supplied with a light-source which respond to low frequencies in the sound composition. In a separate room are the mailed parcels, letters and containers on display that together with a catalogue of participants reveals the waters origin. Sampled in a clean and solid container, the water extracts derives from a natural water source, chosen by a collector of contacted people and organisations around the world and mailed to the artist via ordinary mail.

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Dimensions variable.  

Water: the Indian Ocean / Santjie du Toit and Amanda Kritzinger, team SANAE 47
Umdloti beach, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

Snow / Malin Stenberg de Serves, Swedish Polar Research Secretary
Antarctic, Ptogbreen.

Water: Tevere river / Ingrid Skarprud
Italy, Rome.

Dimensions variable.   

Water: the Potomac river, Great Falls / Katie Lannon and Andy Schrader
Washington DC, United States.

Ice: Vatungen, Bay of Bothnia / Gunlög and Peter Wiss
Jakobstad, Finland.

Water: the Battersea park lake / Julia Kubik
London, United Kingdom.