January 26 – Water, Water Everywhere

Michel Varisco, from Shifting

Michel Varisco, from Shifting

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: PAEAN TO A VANISHING RESOURCE
a touring new media exhibition and film festival exploring water issues
curated by Jennifer Heath
26 January 2013 ~ 12:30PM – 8PM

Evan Abramson & Carmen Elsa Lopez – Diane Armitage
Ruben Aubrecht – Krisanne Baker – Christine Baeumler
Manoj Baviskar – Äsa Maria Bengtsson & Ewa Cedarstram
Beth Block – Jaap Blonk – Claudia Borgna – James Brady
Jacques del Conte – Robert Ladislas Derr
Mary Rachel Fanning – Diego Fiori – Georgie Friedman
Friends of the Earth Middle East – J. Gluckstern
Henry Gwiazda – Monika Hapsari – Jason Houston
International Rivers, Inc. – Basia Irland
Robin Johnston – Pat Law – Liz Marshall – Smriti Mehra
Patrizia Monzani – Fiammetta De Michele – Jessica Plumb
Carolyn Radlo & Alanna Simone – Tobias Rosenberger
Alka Sadat – Gazelle Samizay – Eric Slatkin & Tess Thackara
Swarathma – Michel Varisco – Susanne Wiegner


The MIA screening series is pleased to present the traveling exhibition, Water, Water Everywhere in a special festival of four screenings, Saturday, January 26th, 2013. Water is the world’s most crucial commodity and the basis for all earthly life. Its preservation and protection may be our greatest environmental challenge. The global water crisis affects everyone, from those lacking enough to those experiencing uncontrollable floods that wipe away homes and land and wildlife.

Water, Water Everywhere is comprised of 30-second to 30-minute films from forty-five artists worldwide exploring water issues from the political to the personal and from ethics to aesthetics, with works that are documentary, experimental, educational, humorous, solemn, animated and acted. The exhibition began traveling to arts, educational, environmental, science, and other organizations and institutions beginning in August 2012 and is scheduled to tour through 2017.


 J. Gluckstern, from Ditches of Boulder (The Ditch Project)

J. Gluckstern, from Ditches of Boulder (The Ditch Project)

12:30PM – Part 1: We’re All Downstream
Tsunami (appropriation), Louisiana (Fiammetta De Michele/Italy), Shifting (Michel Varisco/USA), Floodland Study #1—visible measures (James Brady/UK), A River Runs Through Us (International Rivers, Inc./USA), Poise of Tides (Claudia Borgna/UK-USA-Italy), Ditches of Boulder (J. Gluckstern/USA) Im/pure (Gazelle Samizay/USA) A Colossal Fracking Mess (Jacques del Conte/USA), Constant Dripping & No Escape (Susanne Wiegner/Germany), Indonesian Borneo: Water Meditation (Jason Houston/USA)

Claudia Borgna, from Sweep & Weep, Weep & Sweep

Claudia Borgna, from Sweep & Weep, Weep & Sweep

2:30PM – Part 2: Our Cup Runneth…
Book of Drought (Basia Irland/USA), Left (Gazelle Samizay/USA), FLOW (Äsa Maria Bengtsson & Ewa Cedarstam/Sweden), I Came… I Saw…Prayed for Someone Whom I Love (Manoj Baviskar/India), Flababble #1 (Jaap Blonk/The Netherlands), Surfacing (Christine Baeumler/USA), One Plastic Beach (Eric Slatkin & Tess Thackara/USA), Sweep & Weep (Claudia Borgna/UK-USA-Italy), Sevastopol in August (Tobias Rosenberger/Germany), Silenzio: Birth and Death of the Alter Ego (Diego Fiori/Italy-Austria), The Great River (Diane Armitage/USA), World Water Crises: Potential Effects/Cumulative Effects (Krisanne Baker/USA), Amazon Twilight (Christine Baeumler /USA)

Friends of the Earth Middle East, from Good Water Neighbors

Friends of the Earth Middle East, from Good Water Neighbors

4:30PM – Part 3: A Commons. A Public Trust. A Human Right.
Conservation of Momentum (Robert Ladislas Derr/USA), A Gathering of the Waters (Basia Irland/USA), Rice Relief (Carolyn Radlo & Alanna Simone/USA), Good Water Neighbors (Friends of the Earth Middle East/Palestine-Jordan-Israel), Upstream, Downstream (In our Bloodstreams) (Krisanne Baker/USA), Big Trash (Monika Hapsari/Indonesia), Tade (Impediment) (Smriti Mehra/India), The Trophy (Mary Rachel Fanning/USA), there’s whispering (Henry Gwiazda/USA), The Kabul Sea (Alka Sadat/Afghanistan)

Liz Marshall, from Water on the Table

Liz Marshall, from Water on the Table

6:30PM – Part 4: Every Drop a World
found footage (Patrizia Monzani/Italy), Death of Light in Symmetry (Robin Johnston/Scotland), Excerpt from Water on the Table (Liz Marshall/Canada), Pyassi (The Thirsty) (Swarathma/India), Carbon for Water (Evan Abramson & Carmen Elsa Lopez/USA), Climate Change: An Intimate Portrait (Jessica Plumb/USA), Leaky Mountain (Beth Block/USA), Voyage (Pat Law/Scotland), Light of the Storm (Georgie Friedman/USA), This Will Be the Last (Gazelle Samizay/USA), Indonesian Borneo: Rain Meditation (Jason Houston/USA)

April (Ruben Aubrecht/Germany) will play on a loop during the breaks between screenings.



MIA presents Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource
January 26, 2013
12:30PM – Part 1: We’re All Downstream
2:30PM – Part 2: Our Cup Runneth…
4:30PM – Part 3: A Commons. A Public Trust. A Human Right.
6:30PM – Part 4: Every Drop a World

The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

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