STILL is an exhibition of new work made by artists in relation to the economics, politics, ownership and contested nature of global water supplies in the era of climate change. Water is all around us, yet increasingly we need to take steps to conserve our supplies of it. In our everyday lives, in the West, we take water for granted as a supply from the tap, a place for leisure and as a basic human right. Over the next forty years, predictions intimate that water will be as contended as oil now is in the post-industrial and developing countries.
STILL is produced by Metal and curated by Simon Poulter It has been shown in Southend on Sea, Liverpool and now comes to the City Gallery in Peterborough for its third outing.
STILL runs from 4 May to 30 June 2013 and features works by Peter Cusack, Simon Norfolk, Annette Mangaard, Paul Howard and David Matthews and a brand new commission from Markus Soukup.
Entry to the gallery is free.
Markus Soukup has been in residence at Metal’s Peterborough base – Chauffeurs Cottage – over March/April 2013, creating a new film and audio work in response to the city and in particular to the recent discovery of unique Bronze Age boats at Must Farm.
The Must Farm boats are a nationally and internationally important archaeological discovery. They have been uniquely preserved in the wetlands of the area and are the most significant find in Peterborough since the discovery of the Flag Fen Bronze Age site by Francis Pryor in 1982.
The development of STILL was supported by Essex & Suffolk Water, Arts Council England and Southend Borough Council. It is supported in Peterborough by Peterborough City Council and Vivacity.