Join Us: Watershed Tours NYC
MSLK’s eco-art installation, “Watershed, a visual representation of one second of US consumption (1500 water bottles), will be on tour again this month in New York City. Watershed was created to inform the public of the dangers of our current rate of consumption and challenge everyone to rethink the need for bottled water when we have the best quality drinking water coming right from our taps.
On Monday, September 21st at 7:30 pm, Watershed will greet visitors at the global premiere of “The Age of Stupid”. It will flank the big screen as Oscar-nominee Pete Postlethwaite plays an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching “archive” footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change while we had the chance?
This important film, hailed as the next “Inconvenient Truth,” is sponsored by Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, Moveon.org, Friends of the Earth, and will receive a keynote address by Kofi Annan.
You can also see Watershed at the D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival, a free three-day event from September 25-27. (Fri. 6-9 pm, Sat. and Sun. 12-9pm) The festival is a cornucopia of new media and interactive work by emerging artists, transforming the D.U.M.B.O. section of Brooklyn into the nation’s largest urban forum for experimental art. In addition to the 80+ projects throughout the neighborhood, visitors can tour local artists’ studios.