80 liters Water Box

The 3rd World Water Forum
Kyoto + Toyota + New York
March & April, 2003

80 to 80,000 liters Water Box
for World Water Ekiden

On March 2003, the 3rd World Water Forum was held in Kansai area (Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka) in Japan. More than twenty thousand people from all parts of the world gathered in the forum, hoping to discuss various water problems facing in the 21th Century and to create opportunities for collaborative activities in the future.

Among them, Ichi Ikeda presented a series of art works entitled '80 liters Water Box', appealing simply that water must exist as the fundamental human right for all people. During the 3rd World Water Forum, '80 liters Water Box' continued to ask participants in the forum as follows;
------It says that one person needs to have 80 liters of water per day to maintain the standard of life to some degree. But, according to the report, three fourth of the world population can use only 50 liters of water or less because of 'low water supply.' It is reported that some country people in Kenya are compelled to spend a day only with 5 liters of water. On the other hand, some American people use 1000 liters of water per day because watering the lawn and washing the car. Very very wide gap between the water supply. Through showing 80 liters Water Box as the standard, I will ask visitors,gMore than 80 liters or less?h-------
Just before the Iraq war broke out, the newspaper of the 3rd World Water Forum "WATER FORUM SHIMBUN" carried a photo of '80 liters Water Box' with caption 'The Future in their Hands'.

Hoping to expand his thought on the water issues, Ichi Ikeda joined positively in some art exhibitions/projects in relation with the 3dr World Water Forum; that is, U.K.-Japan Water Art Project 'Crossovers' and Water Water for Celebration in New York. As the result, '80 liters Water Box' project was realized at 5 sites in 3 cities; Kyoto, Toyota & New York.

And now, through network expanding from '80 liters Water Box', Ichi Ikeda started to develop 80 liters to '80,000 liters Water Box' more worldwide, aiming that any place will steadily function as the starting point for forwarding water for 1000 people to next generation living on the future Earth. This is an experimental project with wish to transform various spaces into 'Water Box' which can store water dispensable for the daily life of 1000 people. Ichi Ikeda is just now seeking for some sites to realize the '80,000 liters Water Box' project and is requesting new collaborative partnerships in the future.

The 3rd World Water Forum
Kyoto International Conference Hall
Honen-in Temple
2003/3/16- 23

In the Temple, more than 80 liters or less?

U.K.- Japan Art Forum 'Crossovers'
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
2003/4/1- 6
Kyoto International Community House
2003/3/18- 23

more than

80 liters

or less ?

80 liters Water Box on the water's edge by the pond of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

Water Water For Celebration New York
Chashama Theater-
135 W.42, between 6th and 7th Avenue
2003/3/6- 23
Water Water Events
March 16 - March 23 - Water Water Art Bridge to Kyoto, Japan
Featuring Ichi Ikeda's 80 liter Water Boxes in Kyoto.
A trilogy of installations including:
* #1 Kyoto International Conference Hall March 16 - March 23 8:00am- 9:00pm (address) Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-0001 Japan
* #2 Honen-in March 16 - March 23 10:00am- 6:00pm (address) 30 Goshonodan-cho, Shikagaya, Sakyou-ku, Kyoto, 606-8422 Japan
* #3 Kyoto International Community House March 16- March 23 10:00am- 6:00pm (address) 2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8536 Japan
development of 80 liters Water Box
Water World Peace and Fresh Wetness for All! Each day art, music and information fill the storefront windows of Chashama Theater, right in the heart of midtown Manhattan near Times Square.
Video: Arboretum, Brandon Emerick, Catalysta, Cynthia Cox, Feedbuck, Feedbuck Galore, Fictive, Fluid Post, KonsciousTV, Michael Kane, Missy Galore, Optical Dragon, Owen Bush, Pete 23, Peter Fend, Public Citizen, Volcano.
Music: Burun, Drumbone, Rhythm Collective, Zemi 17.
Performers: Ammo, Amy Shapiro, Ben Spatz, Gecko, Judy Sky, Malika, Missy Galore, Patrick Bucklew aka the Mangina, Psychedelic Opera, Sara Sparkles, Sebastian.
Painting: Hush [SportS].
Installation art:
Ichi Ikeda.
Installation design: Feedbuck Galore.
Reports from the World Water Forum convening March 16 - March 23 in Kyoto, Japan will screened daily.
Chashama Window Theater - 135 W. 42, between 6th and 7th Avenue. Open 24hrs/day. FREE. Special day of performances on Sunday, March 16 from noon - 9:00 pm.

from 80 to 80,000 liters Water Box

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