Caroline Austin


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The installation foresight took place as part of the BARI (Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives) festival in 2017, to consider water scarcity and abundance and alternative futures to water usage. Communities were offered an immersive experience, swimming amongst the light and sound installation during the event.

Installed in the heritage listed Spring Hill Baths, built in 1886, the installation aimed to activate the space and open up a discussion about what our world could feel like, and inspire people to help shape it for the better in a playful and future thinking way when thinking about water.  It asked how Australian urban and rural communities could evolve with their fragile environments, and with ongoing water shortages or increases in water that disruption brings. It sought to counter an emerging perspective where the future is no longer something we shape through positive insights or choices, but rather something confined to narrow perspectives or threats.