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PASSAGE OF WATER

PASSAGE OF WATER.  YIYUN KANG, 2023

in collaboration with NASA and Google

Offline exhibition at COP28 Dubai, UAE

ARTIST NOTE

Passage of Water is my interactive artwork highlighting freshwater's diminishing availability and its relation with climate change. I spent a year from November 2022 to December 2023 as an artist in residence in the Google Arts & Culture Lab’s Heartbeat of the Earth program, which tasks artists with addressing the climate crisis. Passage of Water is the outcome of my residency program.

Made in partnership with Google Arts & Culture and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Passage of Water uses a vast amount of datasets from two of NASA’s satellites; GRACE and SWOT alongside various techniques in data visualization, software engineering, interaction design and audio-visual production. With cohesive storytelling, Passage of Water presented an immersive and accessible platform for audiences to deeply engage with the global freshwater crisis, showcased across online and offline venues including the COP28 conference.

 

Passage of Water demonstrates a true convergence of Art and Science, illustrating how artwork incorporating scientific findings and engineering applications can come together to orchestrate an artistic experience which facilitates a public conversation on critical issues facing humanity. Thus, experiencing Passage of Water will provide the seamless integration of science and technology with art, offering a unique example of interdisciplinary collaboration.

PASSAGE OF WATER

GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE ONLINE EXPERIENCE LINK:

https://goo.gle/passageofwater

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Senator Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator with Yiyun Kang

at COP28 Dubai Exhibition

Luxembourg Pavilion, Dubai Expo, Dubai, UAE

December 2023

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