Second Liquid State

Mariko Hori (Japan/Serbia), Petra Hudcova (Czech Republic) and Eeva-Liisa Puhakka (Finland)

Opening: 9th of September 7pm open end
>top Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln

A collaboration by Mariko Hori, Petra Hudcova and Eeva-Liisa Puhakka.

Second Liquid State encompasses new works examining different aspects of biodiversity. Concerns for the ecological and the poetic are knitted together in the setting of the gallery space.

The show combines three different approaches. Hori studies the definition of a river and water and its borders, beginnings and ends. From where to where can we call a river a river? Can we separate it from the environment? Hudcova’s works are a response to her mediation on the theme of nature within urban context and her questioning of the political role of wasteland spaces in current city development. Puhakka’s installation meditates the impact of climate change within the context of water and is a comment on our current environmental crisis.

Second liquid state plays with the secret and beauty of water and hints at the recent physical discoveries that water has 4 states instead of 3. Physicians found out that liquid water has a second liquid state. We all believed that there is 3 basic states: solid, liquid and gas but now scientists have demonstrated that somewhere between the temperatures of 40 and 60 degrees Celsius, liquid water can ‘switch’ states. This enroles a whole new set of properties depending on the conditions of the new state it flips to. And it is proved now that water altogether has 4 states.

Mariko Hori

Petra Hudcova

Eeva-Liisa Puhakka

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