What colour is your water?

The invisible line of social privileges explored by extracting the colours of water through Winogradsky column.

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What colour is your water?


Winogradsky columns, archival print



BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES draws upon the interactions of bacterial communities in a particular environment that interact with each other to sustain life. Each environment is varied in its type of water, ranging from the drain, the ground, the rain and the sorts of bottled water we buy, from Spritzer to Evian. This variation of water represents our layers of social strata and privileges, especially ones we have all gone through as a community during this pandemic.