ARTWATERENESS consists on a set of activities specifically designed concerning Cambodia’s conjuncture and relationship with water, by linking artists and water specialists with the participants. Through Waters’ exhibition is enriched with a series of local relevant actions which take creative stimulus to the rural Cambodia, which represents 80% of the total population that wouldn’t access this kind of artistic assets otherwise.
ARTWATERENESS ON WHEELS
ARTWATERENESS on wheels is a green attempt to democratize Arts based on establishing a dialogue about water with the rural communities in Cambodia.
We ride our bicycles to take a movable adaptation of TW Photo Exhibition touring across the communities to generate awareness on water. This activity enables cultural exchange: on one hand, we give people the chance to get in touch with new artistic expressions, on the other, we encourage them to reflect about their personal stories about water, generating and sharing their own creations by means of workshops. This four month cross-cultural adventure is broadcasted in a real time multimedia experience in this blog.
ARTWATERENESS RESEARCH GROUP
We create a group of artists to perform a research experience; each one spends one month living with a rural community which holds a special link to water.
Together with the villagers, they reflect on subjective and common views about how water connects life. This research is expressed in an artistic way by sharing the personal and group inputs during the creative process and by artists’ individual artwork and collective creations with the community.
ARTWATERENESS WITH EXPERTS
Together with UNESCO, i-Qlick Canon, an association of local artists dedicated to performing arts, TLAITNO, and some local WASH and educational NGOs, 1001 TEUK SAAT, KROUSAR THMEY and RACHA, we join culture and science, bringing together knowledge, awareness and art.
Thanks to their expertise, our partners link us with the artists, the villages and the rural schools we develop our actions with, while we open a space in the exhibition for them to promote and showcase their creative and scientific work.
TW + ARTWATERENESS EXHIBITION PLATFORMS
TW international photo collection and the outcomes from all the different actions proposed by ARTWATERENESS merge in our annual catalogue, website and social media channels, and in urban exhibitions hosted in Siem Reap, Banlung and Phnom Penh.