WATER #3 – Expulsion

photos: Josh Raymond

Water #3 – Expulsion, performed on November 15, was the final of the live works in Water Series. For twenty-four hours the artist was confined to a small enclosed section of the gallery, with the sole task of drinking water in order to activate a small fountain with urine. There was the action, and the object. The body reduced to function alone.

Water#3 was a completion of the circle, in the stress on consumption within a 24 hour cycle. The fountain, as representation of wealth in an arid environment, is a folly, perhaps reflecting on artistic endeavour more broadly.

Perspex gutter: Fiona McGregor with Yiorgos Zafiriou (design) and Edward Horne (fabrication). Medical: Bradley Hancock