Endangered Waters – Ruri

Ruri in Liget Galeria

Ruri’s exhibition at Liget Galeria and her presentation were highlights of the Symposium on Sustainability and Contemporary Art at CEU Budapest. See the gallery link below for documentation of her show, which in addition to photographs on glass included a waterfall video installation.

The Icelandic artist Ruri, in her series of photographic and sound installations Endangered Waters, archives elements of the natural landscape that are threatened with extinction as a consequence of human intervention. She catalogues the qualities of individual waterfalls in Iceland , preserving their unique sounds and appearance, for a future in which they may have ceased to exist. Her work is dedicated to exposing the huge environmental costs of Iceland’s exploitation of hydroelectric power by highlighting the threat to the survival of Iceland’s waterfalls posed by extensive dam building.

Liget Galeria Budapest

28 March – 8 April 2006

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