Saturday, 4.9.2021, beginning: 2 pm
Presentation of the artistic concept to the public with welcome addresses from Dr. Reinhard Kubat, District Administrator of Waldeck-Frankenberg and Ljubica Nikolic, University of Göttingen.
Meeting place: Dorfgemeinschaftshaus (Village community center), Torweg 8, 35110 Ellershausen, coordinates: 51°04'46.9"N 8°53'34.9"E
The unusual art project commissioned by the Waldeck-Frankenberg Water Initiative makes visible the threat to water as a resource and commits the people of the region in a movement to protect water as the source of all life.
The citizen-commissioners and the artists will present their initiative to the public together. In a subsequent performance, exemplary first marks will be set, whose signal effect gives expression to the fleeting nature of water as a resource. The audience will be able to perceive how the water marks evaporate at the very moment of their creation. The only testimony that remains is the incisive urgency of the shared memory of actions, marks and gestures experienced together in the moment.
The public performance is the prelude to a process of further mark setting in the region and beyond, whether these be material or immaterial, on front doors, facades, on streets and squares, on the Internet - wherever they attain the attention of fellow human beings and stimulate conversations about aspects of the manifold threats to water as a resource.
More about the project at New Patrons of Waldeck-Frankenberg
Photo: Kay Zimmermann