9am-5pm Daily – 10 June-2 July
Town Hall exhibition space and basement
Ruth Levene will be showing a series of works made during a residency with Pennine Water Group, based in Civil Engineering at The University of Sheffield. On display in the Town Hall entrance will be Hidden Waters, a series of digital prints and etchings mapping the river networks and buried water and sewage infrastructure in the UK. Below in the basement, alongside the fading flood marks, is Our Waters, a video work that reflects on the state of our urban water infrastructure system. A slow, quiet and reflective film that looks at the pumped, spun, pressurised and flowing water that we are all so dependent on. Also in the basement is The Water Cycle, a video work and poster (illustrated by Jo Salter) that looks at the disparity between a children’s illustration of the water cycle and the complex reality. Through a series of interviews with academics and researchers, the work brings in the social, economic, political & environmental interactions we have with water that tell a different story.