Water Ark Harbour
Outdoor Exhibition / Lawn square in front of
Cultural Center of the Philipines (CCP)
March 1999
Water Ark Harbor / Manila 1999 are appealing that viewers recognize the necessity of improving the contaminated water in the Manila Bay.

Ichi Ikeda in the park between CCP & Manila Bay


Ichi Ikeda installed the "Water Ark Harbor in Manila" on lawn square in front of Cultural Center of the Philippines, facing to the yacht harbor in the Manila Bay. Seven kinds of "Water Ark", with each characteristic appearance, are heading across the Roxas Boulevard towards the Manila Bay.
Seeing the "Water Ark" more closely, you can find the following message there: Let us all ensure that all containers become 'water carriers' to send water, the resource vital for all future life on Earth, anywhere, anytime.
Performance by Ichi Ikeda, in collaboration with Noell El Farol/ Filipino artist, was to create packs of the "activated water" in the "Water Ark Harbor" and to move them into the Manila Bay, hoping that viewers recognize the necessity of improving the contaminated water in the Manila Bay.

Seven kinds of "Water Ark" having each characteristic appearance are installed on the lawn, as if facing to the yacht harbor in the Manila Bay.

Seeing the "Water Ark" more closely, you can find the following message there:

Let us all ensure that all containers become 'water carriers' to send water, the resource vital for all future life on Earth, anywhere, anytime.

Hoping to create new collaborative relationship between Japan and the Philippines, Ichi Ikeda collaborate with Noell El Farol/ Filipino artist.

Performance by Ichi Ikeda was to create packs of the "activated water" in the "Water Ark Harbor" and to move them into the Manila Bay, hoping that viewers recognize the necessity of improving the contaminated water in the Water Bay.


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