june 2018

20jun16:3017:30FeaturedAmy Sharrocks (keynote)16:30 - 17:30 B: Studio 1

Event Details

In this Keynote Sharrocks considers the ways water shapes our days and challenges the construction of our built environments, which prize buildings and concrete over water and people, discounting experience and the water that surrounds us. She explores questions of hydrofeminism in the 21st Century, picks away at the problem of nostalgia in our water metaphors, and speculates for new value systems in order to make a different reckoning with the world.

Standing up for tides, swells and the pleasures of jumping in.   Against Dryness

Amy Sharrocks’ work spans a decade of investigating people and water, years spent in careful observation, noticing the ways this extraordinary substance seeps through our experience. In large public artworks for hundreds of people and intimate one-to-ones, she has swum across London, dowsed the capital’s rivers and travelled across Britain inviting people to step off dry land. Since 2013 Museum of Water has been described as ‘a mosaic of the universe’, and a chorus of voices, each drawing our attention to a different way of considering water.




(Wednesday) 16:30 - 17:30


B: Studio 1

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN