sculpture / film / performance
Venetian hand blown glass , water, oil, resin plaster
diameter 16 cm
produced by the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) of UNESCO
Artwork and voiceover by Anna Kubelík
Project coordination and supervision: Stefan Uhlenbrook
Written and directed by: Lucilla Minelli
view film: www.annakubelik.com/infinite-unesco
The artwork and video aims to raise awareness about the responsibility that humankind bears to protect our planet and its precious resources. The Earth is a watery-place, more than 70% of its surface is covered by water (salty and fresh). Water is essential for the existence of every living thing, (humans, animals and ecosystems) but if this is not managed carefully, the survival of every species and the environment can be put at a serious risk. The project is designed to accompany the findings of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 on “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”. If we break the virtuous cycle of nature, we may exceed the so-called planetary boundaries and asphyxiate its ability to recharge and heal.
We need to come to the understanding that we live in a closed and fragile system, a perfect harmony and balance that can be altered through the irresponsible and short-sighted actions of people.
Nature can regenerate itself infinitely, but its resources are finite. This (in)finite world is in our hands and it’s time to handle it with care.
More info on the United Nations World Water Development Report series and the World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO: www.unesco.org/water/wwap
Artist Anna Kubelík, who was awarded a fellowship at the German Academy / Villa Massimo in Rome, joined hands with the UN World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO to design a special artwork to raise awareness about the importance of sustainably managing water resources.
The piece consists of a hand-blown glass sphere produced in Venice, Italy, and filled with liquids with different densities.
The artwork has been travellling the world...