By 2050, 2.3 billion people will be living under severe water stress. The 55% increase in the demand for drinking water over the next 35 years places us in a humanitarian emergency scenario. Without water there is no economy, but above all there is no dignity, no life. In less time than we think, this human right to a limited resource will lead to serious socio-economic conflicts on a global scale caused by the search for, preservation, production and distribution of water to the rest of the world. Only an efficient and responsible management of water resources will save us from the coming war, the war of water, the gold of the future.
WATERGOLD is a visually poetic light installation that highlights the emergency in the face of the lack of water resources on the planet. Glitter, reflections and golden sparkles in movement flood the space creating an atmosphere of contemplative beauty. An artistic installation that invites us to reflect on the appropriate and responsible use of water. A golden agora that shows the fragility of the gold of the future, already in danger of extinction.
Presented in Madrid as part of Madrid Design Festival 2023. Artistic direction: Álvaro Matías