Water te Water [Water to Water]

Guy Mees


Video, 00:03:13.
Materials: DVD

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0278).

Around 1970 Guy Mees experimented with performance and video. During that period, Mees performed Water te Water (Water to Water), a performance in which he translated his homeopathic visual language into an ecological and environmental gesture. Mees let a clear plastic globe filled with clean water drift on the polluted Gent-Terneuzen canal. The performance informed a poetic though thought-provoking commentary on the issues related to ecology, environmental policy and pollution that started to gain public attention in the late 1960s.

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