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Watershed

Theatre

22 - 27 Sep 2015, All Day

National Theatre, London

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Courtesy of Anita Glesta and CYNTHIA-REEVES

When

22 - 27 Sep 2015
All Day
Night time projection from dusk through to 11 p.m. each evening.

Where

National Theatre
Southcentre, South Bank
London,  SE1 9PX
United Kingdom
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Totally Thames River Festival presents Watershed, a public art installation from Sept. 22-27 at the National Theatre, London

CYNTHIA-REEVES announces the international premiere of New York-based artist, Anita Glesta’s WATERSHED video installation at London’s annual Totally Thames Festival, Tuesday, September 22 – Sunday, September 27, 2015.

A public art project addressing climate change through large-scale imagery and sounds of ocean life and flooding waters, WATERSHED acts as a moving information “billboard” about global warming that will be projected onto the face of the National Theatre [Lyttelton Flytower], facing the Thames River itself. The project’s multi-sensory experience aims to offer the public a chance for intimate reconnection with nature, a phenomena so often lacking in the urban environment, along with the opportunity to reflect on the local effects of climate change in waterfront cities.

"Installing Watershed along the Thames River raises awareness of London’s proximity to a major river and oceans, highlighting urban life’s vulnerability to the rise in temperature and changes in salinity; and, by extension, the extremes of unprecedented tidal levels and storms. By transforming the urban landscape into a virtual sea, Watershed allows for a viscerally engaging and emotional connection to these complex and contemporary issues, where viewers are immersed directly into dialogue with their surroundings, with each other, and with the art itself." Anita Glesta

Partners:
Anita Glesta Studio
Totally Thames River Festival
CYNTHIA-REEVES, New York
Generation Investments
Arcadis
Cape Farewell

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