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ANNE LEHTELÄ – ALTAKASTELURUUKKU / SELF-WATERING POT

6.10.-12.11.2017
MUU Cable
Open: Mon-Fri 10-19, Sat-Sun 12-16
Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory), Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

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Anne Lehtelä, Altakasteluruukku, 2017

 

Hydrogeography is the study of the anthropogenic circulation of natural resources – of the largest infrastructures that humanity has created and that affect the environment.

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Opening of the exhibition Thursday 5 October 2017, 5-7 pm. Welcome!

1.36 billion cubic kilometres – the amount of water on Earth
97 percent –  of the water is too salty
2 percent  – is inaccessible for human use, bound up in polar ice caps and glaciers or in deep underground aquifers

7,326 billion litres per year – total consumption of water in Finland
140 litre/person/day – average per capita water consumption in Finland
50 litre/person/day – calculatory minimum of human need for pure water

3,874 litre/person/day – water consumption in Finland, including the virtual water required for the production of consumer goods
47 percent – of water used in Finland comes from water resources abroad

Hydrogeography is the study of the anthropogenic circulation of natural resources – of the largest infrastructures that humanity has created and that affect the environment. Fresh water – and waste water for that matter – is an invisible component of the environment that is in constant motion. The proximate environment is generally considered as consisting of that part of the world accessible to visual or other direct observation.

Our direct experience of the environment does not tell us about phenomena that nevertheless affect us in our everyday lives; things only become visible when problems come to a head. The sustainable use and management of water resources is particularly challenging in areas where a body of water sits astride an administrative border: 40 percent of world population lives in the catchment areas of transboundary bodies of water. This exhibition seeks to make geographic dependences visible through water. Boundaries are drawn based on functionality instead of with a ruler on a conqueror’s or cartographer’s desk. With its actions, humanity has drawn its outlines onto the map of the environment and the cycles of nature.

Anne Lehtelä is a visual artist who works with conceptual and installation art. In her works, she investigates social themes while focussing on social inequality, political systems, boundaries and processes of change. Lehtelä is looking to find out what it means to be an individual in this world and this society. Who makes the rules and who abide by them – and what, ultimately, is the price we pay?

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The exhibition is generously supported by
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Pirkanmaa region