Flawed Fluids

Adam Morong, Doris Sisková, Yannis Aunderlakis

Bodies of humans artificially manipulate bodies of water, thus alienating water. Our goal is to invoke empathy towards water and so we have employed embodiment as our methodology and the human body as our primary agent.

Our understanding of embodiment is based on the premise that the human body is a site of knowledge and, as such, the importance it holds. Therefore, we see it as being closely physically entwined with our environment. Furthermore, our bodies are composed of wet matter, a fact that leads us to view them as essential actors to engage with pressing ecological questions, questions that concern practices like the damming of rivers and the pollution of oceans – issues that view water as a mere resource or commodity.

We aim to restore empathy by recognising our own embodiment. To achieve this we have chosen to imitate the very structures that regulate water – an approach we consider pivotal in fostering our connection to water bodies.

In conclusion, the goal of our work is to emphasise the profound relationship we have with water and call attention to it through our embodied representation. We want to cultivate an empathetic approach that underlines our responsibility to protect water bodies, leading to more sustainable practices in the long run.