The DCCA curatorial staff recently received the following citizen response to Jules Bruck‘s imPERFECT CITY proposal, Whoʼs Downstream: An Exploration of the Impact of Urban Water Runoff.
“If it’s art, then it’s an expression of the artist and should engage at several levels: conceptual, emotional. If it’s education, then water running through cities is affected by ideas running through minds, and money running through politics, and policies running through governments. Water comes out dirty at the other end of the city. Idealism comes out fatalism at the end of politics. Optimism comes out pessimism after money talks. Youth comes out old age after lots of public comment! I learned so much from Buckminster Fuller’s focus on whole systems. It’s an important thing to educate people to understand that their interrelated actions multiplied by thousands of communities have global impacts. Communities that adopt green infrastructure practices and catch rainfall and keep it out of the sewer are making great strides forward. Good exhibits might use some way to show the contribution of 100,000 cars to polluted water. ” – Badwaterjournal
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