A human body can be as much as 80% water. We can survive for long periods without food but no more than a week without water. Water is our friend, but as this winter's floods demonstrated, it can devastate, too. Scientists are increasingly concerned about the effect of climate change on water supply.
All these ideas and more bubble up in
There is water dating from the interglacial period and melted hailstones; water collected from sacred rivers and the pond at the end of the garden; there is urine and even somebody's breath after yoga. Those who donate write their own label for their exhibit, offering as much or as little information as they desire.
Every exhibit tells a story, and Sharrocks and others are on hand to flesh out some of those stories. The real pleasure, however, of this unexpectedly touching enterprise is the odd beauty of the myriad of containers and Sharrocks's constantly shifting curation of them, which throws up unforeseen juxtapositions. An ice core collected by the
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