The Source: Rethinking Water through Contemporary Art, Patrick Mann
Contemporary art can raise awareness of pertinent issues. Although access to fresh water is an essential human right, the resource has become a valuable global commodity. Our era, marked by rapid climate change, destructive hydro-climactic weather events, loss of polar ice and rising global sea levels, is witness to shifting shorelines, borders, migration patterns and lines of economic and cultural exchange. In the book called The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art, writers and artists consider changing concepts of water and associated cultural, political and aesthetic implications.