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2016

Waterness

Waterness is an installation about water, conceived by CTRLZAK studio in collaboration with JCP,  for the ‘‘Design on Water’’ exhibition by Luisa via Roma, on the river Arno. The installation enhances the essence and the importance of water in its multiple forms. The visitor becomes involved using all his senses in an experiential journey of transparencies and reflections. To look, listen and taste water are some of the implemented actions in Waterness; a path of conscience and personal reflection on the value of water and our direct relationship with this element. The installation consists of large mirror slabs that symbolically recreate Arno’s surface. On them are positioned "Dolmlod"- a piece designed by CTRLZAK studio for JCP – and a multitude of glass containers of different sizes. Through an infusion process the containers are filled with water, drop by drop, forming a symbiotic connection between symbolism and substance. CTRLZAK studio created, especially for this project, a collection of glasses, named Level. The glasses, having the same shape and size, differ in the filled quantity of water, creating this way a layering of shapes and volumes that highlight not the form but the content. The installation is completed through an action of water tasting, using samples from different countries where there are issues related to water. The aim is to create awareness around these issues in the historical moment that we live in. Drinking water is a limited resource essential to life, but still in many countries there is contaminated water that causes diseases, infections and ultimately deaths.
Waterness is an invitation to reflect and to underline everybody’s responsibility towards the greatest gift this planet has to offer: water.

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Water tasting bottles containg speciments from diverse countries

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Katia Meneghini during the installation setup

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Opening of the exhibition, all photos by Alexo

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Level glass collection realized in borosiligate glass, created especially for this project.

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General view of the floating pavilions on the Arno river in Florence

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