This new immersive exhibition sees contemporary artists Matterlurgy explore how our lives are intertwined with our local water infrastructure, from historic wells to expansive reservoirs.
Water shapes lives, and lives shape water. Over the centuries, water and how we access it has transformed our communities, industries and economies.
Today, advances in engineering and technology have emerged to cope with extremes of flooding and drought. As a crucial life-sustaining element for every living organism, water and its management are central to human and planetary health.
Visitors will experience a multi-channel film and sound installation highlighting the architectural, technological and sonic aspects of our reservoirs, alongside photographs of historic wells celebrating our earliest access to water and the relics associated with it.