Return of Free Water Project is an interactive, collaborative multimedia
installation exploring issues surrounding the commodification of our
world's water supply. The intention of the PoFW Project is to help people
realize that they have the power to make a difference in our world’s
water crisis by transforming their own relationship with water. The
project has multiple phases, the first of which is THE OASIS.
Oasis is a grove of trees, made from soda and water bottles, and other
detritus from the water industry (PVC, etc.), lit up and linked together
to transform gray water into pure, clean water that you can drink.
Visit The Oasis page for more information,
photos, and concept drawings.
for The Oasis!
April 24th 2010, 7pm
The Garage at Biltmore
hope that you will join us for an educational reception hosted
by Ilsa Ananda Door of Creatrix Laboratories. Following the reception
you may mingle and dance the night away to fine local artists
for the ear, eye and heart!
fundraiser is a collaboration of Creatrix Laboratories and the
Return of Free Water Project, Touch Samadhi, and The Garage at
the first tree of this forest, seen in the photograph to the right,
is currently installed and on display at The Garage at Biltmore.
Please come visit when you can.
- Reception and overview of The Return Of Free Water
8p - 5am(ish) - Music with:
LOGOS (live) http://www.logosmusic.net
Annuaki (live) http://www.touchsamadhi.com/live-acts/Annunaki
Arun - AVLFMG
Zennsie - TOUCH Samadhi
PoiZen - AVLFMG / TOUCH Samadhi
by Creatrix Laboratories & Awe Lucid http://www.awelucid.com
entry 21+ to drink
Oasis on Facebook for up-to-date information.
aka "UV light tree"
UV light is used to kill harmful microbes found in water, making
it safe to drink. Upon completion, this tree will house the UV
water filter in The Oasis.
2008 - July 2009. Concept and design by Creatrix.
Built with much gratitude by many volunteers and collaborators
at various festivals, parties, and galleries, under the supervision
of Creatrix. Materials are: plastic soda and water bottles, UV
LEDs, discarded CAT-5 cable, pipe cleaners, 300' of reclaimed
PVC well pipe, reclaimed irrigation tubing, metal structural core,
lycra, and acrylic paint.
click here for larger
About the Return of Free Water Project
Picture a well: once the source of water for an entire community, the
well has been bought by a corporate bottled beverage manufacturer, which
has erected an eight-foot tall fence around it…
… but …
… the community has stood up and reclaimed the well. The fence
has a hole in it and is covered in graffiti, newspaper clippings, and
photographs telling the story of the people’s struggle against
Around the fence stands the Oasis: a dozen 15-foot flowers and trees
constructed from used water and soda bottles, a shrine to the successes
of those communities who succeeded in reclaiming their water —
and a memorial to those who died trying.
Each flower and tree will have a purpose, a message, and a unique gift.
One tree will supply water to anyone who is thirsty. One flower will
provide cooling mists. One will be covered in white fabric and will
serve as a projection screen.
One will incorporate fiber-optic lights, providing a beautiful spectral
All of them will emit musical tones.
This is our vision and WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE!
Come, play with us. Help assemble a tree or a flower at one of the upcoming
festivals and public gatherings to which we plan on bringing the Free
Water Project. Or, join our effort in whatever way which is meaningful
to you - we are in open dialogue with numerous artists, scientists,
grant-writers, activists, environmentalists, and more - contact
us with your ideas!
the complete installation will be displayed at Burning
Man, the world’s largest participatory art gathering, as well
as touring throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America (where
countless communities are struggling on the front lines of the world’s
We also invite you to give feedback about the project. Speak to one
of the Return of Free Water team members and let us record your comments
and feelings about the installation and about the significance of water
Your feedback will be shared with others as we travel with The Return
of Free Water.