world wide water

June 30, 2017

ロンドンの V&A ミュージアムで上演された IDPW によるパフォーマンスプロジェクト。世界 10 カ国 10 都市をライブ中継でつなぎ、各都市の「水」を中継しました。

Date: 30 June 2017, 18.30-22.00 (UTC+1)
Venue: At V&A Museum(London) and the world.


Nearly 70% of the human body is composed of water. Long ago we evolved from the sea to the land, which makes up less than 30% of the earth’s surface area.

Now it is the Internet that connects the continents as we exchange information through submarine cables. From the start of this century, the benefits of the Internet are spreading across the land.

However, the more we think about and look at nature, the more we realise how the global system of oceans connects everything together. Water is ever-changing in form, evaporating, drifting in the air and moving around the earth. Water that has collected from across the world is ‘downloaded’ in urban areas from a tap and is ‘installed’ directly into the human body through the ‘media’ of a cup or, indirectly, by way of cooking. Water thereby becomes human. Someone’s tears are ‘uploaded’ to the ‘cloud’, eventually falling on the ground as rain and ‘streamed’ to various places. Whether we are conscious of it or not, water is forever travelling around the earth, and we humans are an intrinsic part of the global water cycle.

When World Wide Water reunites with video chat, what does it mean? If there is only 30% difference between water and human beings, what is the difference between the Internet and the global water ‘network’?




しかし、考えてもみれば元々、海はつながっているのだ。水は変幻自在に姿を変え、水蒸気となり空気中を漂い、地球中を駆け回っている。 世界のあらゆる場所から集まってきた水は、都市部では蛇口からダウンロードされ、それはコップというメディアを通して直接的に、もしくは料理などを経て人間の体内にインストールされ、間も無く人間そのものとなる。もしくは、誰かが流した涙は、揮発する事でクラウドにアップロードされ、やがて雨として大地に降り注ぎ、各地へストリーミングされる。私たちが意識するしないにかかわらず、大量の水分が世界中を旅していて、私たちは紛れもなくそのサイクルの一部なのだ。



Tokyo, Japan
London, U.K.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Planeta (New York, U.S.)
Elche, Spain
David Quiles Guilló
Taipei, Taiwan
Shingapore, Shingapore
Saya Oshima
Moscow, Russia
Tijuana, Mexico
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania