Water Conversations - Ghana, West Africa
Water Spot, 2009
Sculpture intervention, discursive space and site of exchange.
Curio Kiosk Project for The Kumasi Symposium, Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Education through Art.Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa. July – August 2009.Curated by Prof. Barthosa Nkurumeh. July – August 2009.
Locations: KNUST Campus and Museum, 6°40’59.53”N, 1°34’28.36”W. Ayigya Village, Tech junction, Kumasi. 6°41’14.33”N, 1°34’24.56”W.
‘Water Spot’ engages with notions of value and management of a natural resource: Water. The kiosk becomes a discursive site of exchange for memories, stories and ideas about the importance of water as an element of life. The metaphoric and metaphysical properties of water and the importance of conservation and personal responsibility towards water as a civic right is at the core of the exchange.
Water Spot Curio Kiosk paintings were commissioned from local commercial sign painter Eric Adjololoto, Tech Junction Market, Kumasi