Monday, September 19, 2016

Sculpture Cleans River Water

I want to thank the Durham Art Gallery, the Ontario Arts Council, and Rainfresh for supporting the Aqua Lauta as it filtered water from the Saugeen river. 

After the exhibition in the gallery with Edward Burtynsky and Ernestine Tahedl, the sculpture was installed on a dock overlooking the river where participants had the opportunity to pedal pump the water from the river into a series of containers with Rainfresh ceramic water filters. The pumped water was either filtered and returned to the river, or available for drinking. Cups were provided and after the pedaling and waiting for the water to pass through the filters, most enjoyed the fruits of their labour by drinking the water. 

It was a beautiful day, and as you can see from the second video, the fish also enjoyed the newly filtered river water. Thanks again to all that supported the project!

Christopher
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Participants during the reception.
I love the Burtynsky's on the wall.

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