THE PRICE OF WATER


Project “The Price of Water” is an interactive video-installation based on stop-motion animation. The animation is created by rather unusual technique: by continuous repainting of the same canvas. The video represents water seller from Mauritania who repeatedly performs simple action – he takes plastic bag, fills it with water and lays it in front of him to be sold. This simple activity of the seller, dressed in traditional clothes is intentionally portrayed as a form of a ritual – to question the value of the water. In dry land as Mauritania, water could have higher value then oil. 
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