From December 3, 2011, until February 26, 2012, at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour (Sydney, Australia).
In developed countries, the educative and artistic approach devised by ONE DROP focuses on raising awareness among the general public about water-related issues and the importance of solidarity and sharing the wealth to overcome poverty. The primary tool for sharing this vision is AQUA: a touring multisensory experience.
Diving into AQUA, participants discover water over the course of a journey divided into three distinct spaces. 360° projections, music, visual effects and water installations immerse them in an adventure in which they are both actor and spectator.
AQUA's journey started on May 15, 2009, at the Montreal Science Centre, where more than 95 000 people lived the experience. The exhibition was then presented at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa from May 22 to September 6, 2010, and was seen by 65 000 visitors. AQUA was later exhibited at the Museum of Civilization in Quebec from October 27, 2010, to April 10, 2011. She made her first foray on the world stage at the Museum of Auckland in New Zealand, from June 24 to October 25, 2011. She moves on to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia from December 3, 2011, to February 26, 2012, and will soon begin touring in other cities in Canada and abroad.
Water is everywhere. It is essential to life on Earth.Water is present in every country and every culture. It is within every living being. Water moves in the water cycle and brings life.
Unevenly distributed and unequally accessible, water is becoming ever more contaminated because of how we use it. These inequalities cannot be attributed solely to climatic differences. More often than not, they are the result of the uneven distribution of wealth. Also, the more we overuse and pollute water, the less safe water there is to be shared among current and future generations.
We are all responsible for taking action to ensure that everyone has access to safe water, in sufficient quantities, today and tomorrow. We must pull together and put our energy and creativity into coming up with global solutions.