OrtaWater - M.I.U. study

Studio Orta - 4030.02

Date: 2007
Ref: 4030.02
Materials: Steel, mirror, diverse textile, 3 bivouacs, 4 wheels
Exhibition history: 2019, NTU CCA, Singapore; 2013 Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Courtesy: The Artists

M.I.U. are prototype mobile intervention units that evoke the cycle of gathering, purifying and distributing water. The artists customize small urban vehicles like the Ape Piaggio or Mexican and Chinese tricycles, the Venetian transport trollies transform into portable fountains and garments are adapted to carry the precious liquid on foot. OrtaWater sculptures suggest poetic possibilities for sustainable water collection and dissemination in the future.