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‘Water Works!’ – documentation

Screen recordings of the final event on Waterwheel  18-20 March 2016

– opening with Suzon Fuks & special guest Mahesh Vinayakram – link
– curator Ian Clothier presented works by Anne Pincus, Joolie Gibbs, Julieanna Preston, Kura Puke & Stuart Foster, Trudy Lane, and Vallance Wrathall – link
– curator Michele Guieu presented works by Kristine Diekman & Xavier Mertens – link

– curator Joanna Hoffmann presented works by Dagmara Wyskiel, and Aguasonic Acoustics aka Mark Fischer – link
– curator Pascale Barret presented a live performance with soundscape by Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell and visuals by Marie Velardi, mixed by Pascale Barret – link
AND a work by Felicia Konrad / Cosmic Wash Over / Loud Mouth Records – link
– live performance with Katarina DJ Urosevic, Nataša Milojevic, Olivera Milojevic, Jelena Lalic, and Aleksandar Zecevic in a gallery in Belgrade, Serbia – link

– curator West DL Marrin presented works by Anastasia Tyurina, Colleen Flanigan and Scott Kildall – link
– curator Lila Moore presented works by Hannes Bend, Bonita Bell, and Cheryl Maeder, and includes a short appearance of Hannes Bend – link
– curators Claudia Jacques and Victoria Vesna presented works by Karla Brunet, Linus Lancaster & Frederick Young, Victoria Vesna and Claudia Jacques, – part 1  & part 2

– curator Eric Leonardson presented works by Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther, Jay Needham, Christopher DeLaurenti, and Thomas M. Siefert & Lasse-Marc Riek – link
– curator Ricardo Dal Farra presented works by Daniel Blinkhorn, Daniel Quaranta, Jules Bryant, Rafael Gracida Zurita, Ricardo Dal Farra, William Price – link
– curator Leah Barclay presented works by GrIS Perú, John Hopkins, Vincent Andrisani, Zahra Mani, and Leah Barclay – link

– curator Eklavya Prasad presented works by The to be Young Water Leaders, Olga Chepelianskaia, Marina Di Loreto and Zeesy Powers – link
– curator Atefeh Khas presented works by Fereshte Alamshah, Minoosh Zomorodinia and Zinaida Lihacheva – link
– curators Catherine Lee and Margaret Shiu presented works by Dancecology, Eileen Song, Fei-hao Chen, Pei-Ju Yeh, Yu-Chi,Chiu, and Zhao-Yi Wei – link
AND included a presentation by Yasmine Ostendorf from GALA (Green Arts Lab Alliance) – link

– curator Annie Abrahams presented works by Antoine Moreau, James Cunningham, and Mikko Lipiäinen – link
– curator Russell Milledge presented works by Robert Wilson, Susan Amorde, Nerina Penzhorn, Rebecca Youdell, and Bonemap – link
– curator and one of the Waterwheel co-founders Jason Grant presented works by Hanna Arvela, Joakim Stampe, and Matthew Geller – followed by blessings by Mahesh Vinayakram and thank yous by Suzon Fuks – link

‘Water Works!’ 18-20 March 2015










I am proud to announce and invite you to partake in this exciting final large online event
WATER WORKS! Friday 18 March to Sunday 20 March
NOTE: date & time vary according to your timezone!

250+ entries, 150+ scientists, artists, activists and youth from 5 continents
contributed to the call for the online exhibition: WATER WORKS!

Contributors responded to the questions:
– how WATER WORKS despite climate change, financial crises, war, and global environmental damage
– how art, science, design, and activism can reinstate the social, cultural and environmental value of water
– how we can give recognition to the indispensable and invaluable ways that water works

A fantastic group of 22 curators from 19 countries will discuss selected entries and respond to online audience, in a streaming event on the Waterwheel video-collaboration system, the Tap.
Looking forward to your presence
SOCIAL: Twitter: @the_waterwheel #WaterWorks

CURATORS: Amin Hammami (TN/SA), Annie Abrahams (NL/FR), Atefeh Khas (IR), Camilla Boemio (IT), Catherine Lee (TW), Claudia Jacques (US), Eklavya Prasad (IN), Eric Leonardson (US), Ian Clothier (NZ), Jason Grant (AU), Joanna Hoffmann (P), Katarina Djordjevic Urosevic (RS), Leah Barclay (AU/PE), Lila Moore (IL), Margaret Shiu (TW), Michele Guieu (US), Pascale Barret (B), Ricardo Dal Farra (AR/CA), Russell Milledge (AU), Tracey Benson (AU), Victoria Vesna (US), and West D.L. Marrin (US).

Open call: WATER WORKS!

Are your projects or artworks linked to water? Have you always wanted to do something on Waterwheel but never had time? Celebrate this final large event organised by the current Waterwheel team of Suzon Fuks, Inkahoots, and Igneous.

Artists, scientists, activists, teachers and young people are invited to celebrate World Water Day 2016 by contributing to an online exhibition with short digital media (including performances, poems or texts) on the theme of “Water Works!”
Deadline: 28 February 2016

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Following a quick turn around and selection process, a fantastic group of curators will discuss contributions, and respond to the online audience, in a streaming event on the Waterwheel video-collaboration system, the Tap, on 19/20 March 2016

Accepted formats are video (mp4), images (jpeg, png), animation (swf), audio (mp3), text (doc, txt, xls, pdf) or slideshows (pdf). Curators, link to the Tap and time will be announced closer to the date in the Waterwheel newsletter, blog, twitter and Facebook group. Find links to all at

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Think of the myriad jobs that are overlooked when you turn on  the tap, no matter where you live, in the city or a rural area: from digging wells, to drawing, fetching, purifying, and  distributing water, to studying its ecosystems, analysing its  composition, to its use in washing, the production of our food,  the management of sewage and waste, the caring for equitable  access to water, the ensuring of environmental health and  sustainability, paying homage to and highlighting water’s  qualities or conditions…

Climate change, financial crises, war, and global  environmental damage, have all put pressures on water forcing  it to “work” as commodity, capital and resource for growing  and shifting human populations.While non-human species and  natural processes such as coral reefs, wetlands and beavers “work”in the maintenance and transformation of water, there are also the “works”created by the passing actions of floods,  tides and storms. How can art, science, design, and activism reinstate the social,  cultural and environmental value of water? How can we give  recognition to the indispensable and invaluable ways that  water works?

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– Prepare your media
– Register / log in at
– Go to Media Centre
– Upload file (s)
IMPORTANT: while ‘processing’, please complete: title, keywords, and short description (once that’s done, please leave the window open)
– SAVE when upload is finished
That’s all! easy! 🙂

NOTE: if you need to change info details or upload a new version of the file,  once logged in you go to Media Centre > My Media > click on the little pencil  at bottom right (next to the cross), and you can edit. At the end, SAVE!
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an online collaborative venue for streaming, mixing and sharing media & ideas about water
a free platform for the awareness, celebration, care &
accessibility of water everywhere
Waterwheel was initiated by Suzon Fuks and co-founded with Inkahoots and Igneous

Please share and distribute to your networks

image © Water Vagabond

Fluidata Opening Performance

‘Streamed river walk’, an online performative presentation

James Cunningham and I presented “Streamed river walk, recounting an embodied environmental networked performance practice”, an ONLINE PERFORMATIVE PRESENTATION at the Networked Bodies Symposium in London, at Watermans, on the 9th November 12.30am (Brisbane time).
We enacted slow walking performance on the bank of Brisbane River, recounting our creek walks around Queensland and the Waterwheel network.

We’ve also presented in March 2015 the FLUIDATA project in progress at the international conference Balance/UnBalance in Arizona State University this year.
Below a screen capture of our presentation, with a map of our itinerary around Queensland to collect data.


3WDS14 Symposium – Reviews, Program & E-Book

WATERWHEEL WORLD WATER DAY SYMPOSIUM 2014 – 3WDS14 spanned an entire week 17-23 March 2014 on Waterwheel.

THE PROGRAMME  had 42 sessions with activists, artists and scientists sharing their ideas about “Water Views: Caring and Daring”.
According the latest information, more than 450 participants from 34 countries took part from  81 locations.

VOICE OF THE FUTURE, first edition, marked an important step in including youth participation to this symposium. SEE REVIEWS

An e-book has been published early 2015:
ISBN: 978-0-9925610-0-0
Title: ‘Water Views: Caring and Daring – 3WDS14’
It can be downloaded here.

R&D presented at ISEA2013

Waterwheel Patch Presentation at ISEA 2013 in Sydney by Suzon Fuks, James Cunningham and Ian Winters.

This video document relates our current research using mobile devices as a way of integrating remote physical movement and sound into the online structure of Waterwheel’s Tap allowing participation away from keyboard/mouse­ based computers. Taking a cue from research using sensors in dance, we are using phones carried by/attached to remote participants collecting sensor information on their movements and audio as content, feedback and control source for the Tap while they are exploring tracks and soundscapes of their local waterway/body of water in Australia, Indonesia, Europe, and USA: Brisa Mp – volunteer in Sydney, Russell Milledge & Rebecca Youdell – Bonemap in Cairns (Australia), Evelyn Ficarra & Kate Genevieve in Brighton (UK), and Mary Armentrout & Marcia Scott in San Francisco (USA).
Waterwheel co-founders Inkahoots are working to implement practical research results.

R&D – mobile phones sensors sending data – first time on the Tap!

Ian has continue the research on Isadora. Have a look at this performance beginning of May!

Yesterday we had a first – very first – trial on the Tap itself.

Yellow=James Cunningham – Brisbane, Australia
Green= Ian Winters – San Francisco, USA
Blue=Adhari Donora – Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia
Red= Suzon Fuks – Brisbane, Australia


Call for Proposals – Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium

on 22 March 2013

Open to artists, academics, scientists and activists

papers, presentations, performances, workshops and panels
Deadline: 6 Feb

Theme: ‘Water Memories & Tomorrow’s Landscapes’

Selected works will be part of a publication by Sousse University. Co-organised by Sousse University in Tunisia, Griffith University in Australia, Five Colleges in Massachusetts, Reciclarte & IQLab in ArgentinaAny question, please email here


There are 9 posts. Each of them represent a Tap, with screen recording, slides, text and media of each presentation or performance.
The symposium was a 24 hour-event with more than 100 artists, scientists and activists from 5 continents presenting their latest works.
NEXT YEAR symposium will be announced earlier with workshops/labs in small groups happening the week 7-15 July to organise it (nodes organisers, curators, PR people, relation with universities, relation with primary schools and youth organisations, etc…)
If interested, please let us know: symposium [at]

Excerpts of works made on Waterwheel

WATERWHEEL INSTALLATION PERFORMANCE – December 2011 – work-in-progress showing with an on site audience

SHADOWS XXX – game-performance for SOLSTICE, June 2012

FACE THE FACTS – performance for Waterwheel First Birthday, August 2012 

Waterwheel documentation – residency #2 at the Judith Wright Centre

Waterwheel documentation – residency #1 at the Judith Wright Centre

photos by Laura Steiner – performer-deviser Anna Yen – rehearsals and last showing of the work in progress developed during a residency at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, 22 October 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for Waterwheel launch

This is a call for proposals for performances/presentations (of 5minutes each maximum) for the launch of WATERWHEEL  – with a deadline for proposals of 12 August 2011. The entire performance/presentation program will be no longer than 30-45min.

WATERWHEEL, a new online platform exploring ‘water’ as a topic and metaphor, will be launched on 22 August, in Brisbane (Australia) AND will take place live online on the TAP at 6pm – find your time here  – Media release here .

The TAP is an online, real-time venue and forum, workshop and stage for live networked performance and presentation. Here you can create and collaborate, rehearse and remix, present and exchange, participate and communicate—privately as a crew or publicly with an audience. The Tap provides tools for live networking and real-time media mixing.
Below some info on how to use WATERWHEEL. Do not hesitate in contacting us for more details or a guided tour of the TAP.


new online platform exploring ‘water’ as a topic and metaphor. Here is a short video presentation about it – check our vimeo account for a new video coming soon showing the TAP in its latest development!  See also media release attached and info below.
All you need is a computer with internet access and a web browser with the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. To contribute and collaborate via the Tap, you might also need a webcam and headset depending on your performance/presentation.
* sign up, you will receive an email with a link
* Activate the link, you can create your TAP (please give it a title) and upload on the WHEEL (check also your junk/spam box, maybe email goes there)

Video tutorial – You can upload: Image (JPG, PNG)  | Video (MP4) | Animation/Slideshow (SWF) | Audio (MP3) | Document (RTF, PDF, DOC, XLS) : all media about ‘water’ as a topic or metaphor.

Download pdf file about upload requirements & instructions how to use the TAP

* once you signed up and activated the link received by email
* you can create your TAP (please give it a title) and upload on the WHEEL (check also your junk/spam box, maybe email goes there)
* If you want to invite someone on your TAP, add that user in your crew
* user will receive an invitation by email with a link
* link has to be activated
* user will log in
* then click on ‘My Taps’ & on the table, there will be ‘superD’ TAP or another titled TAP you’ve been invited to
* On the right side of the table, you have a link ‘ENTER’. Click on it.
* the TAP will load on your webpage (patience, it might take a few minutes – you might be asked to update your flash player to new version, that doesn’t take much time. Just follow the prompt. But you might need to re-log-in)
* You can go with or without webcam. You will need to go on the top menu and select a tab (webcam, visuals, audio) and within each tab, an icon that you will drag onto the stage below. If you want to type chat, go on the write side at the bottom, there is an entry for public and crew. And in the middle on the right, there is another entry for a crew private chat (not seen by audience).
* if you click on a media (once it is dragged on the white page), you will see a palette of tools – first row from top: keep your mouse down when you select one of the tools, second row: resetting tools, third row: just a click on the tool you need, volume icon: keep your mouse down and go down to diminish the volume.

This project is initiated by Suzon Fuks as part of a Fellowship assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; in collaboration with IGNEOUS and INKAHOOTS, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ausdance Queensland, Youth Arts Queensland & iMAL. Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. People collaborating so far on the project are from NZ, Australia, Indonesia, India, Serbia, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, Canada & USA.

LAB on the TAP – 12-22 July

Networked/telematic/telepresence performance/presentation & real time media mixing laboratory exploring & testing the online venue TAP,
– as well as the tools: webcams (which can move, rotate, resize, flip in real time), but also mix & use media palettes, realtime drawing tool & type chat, we will use our own bodies
– explorations: scores/parameters/mini-scripts on the theme of water, interaction between webcams & body movements/voice & media, mixing & layering media (also with webcams), interaction text/voice/sound/chat, interaction online/onsite spaces with or without projections Documentation of previous laboratories on the blog

– exploring & testing TAP – as a new platform in development: what works, what doesn’t, what can be improved, wish list
– make your own performances/presentations on the TAP
– meeting future possible collaborators
– possible participation in various events (launch on 22 August, installation performance Oct & Dec, water science symposium, etc…to be discussed at the lab)

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE: Open-minded, interested in collaboration across disciplines (in arts, sciences, activism, environmentalism, education), curious to experiment and share skills

PRE-REQUISITE: There is no particular computer skill necessary for the workshop, however it could be useful to have some knowledge of these applications: photoshop, flash, video & sound editing.

PRACTICALLY : Bring your computer, in-built or/and external webcam, headset, media related to water (stills, videos, flash animations, sound & music files, text, spreadsheets). Be ready to move in comfortable clothes. NO FEE AS IT IS BASED ON EXPLORATIVE PERSONAL INTEREST OF EACH PARTICIPANT.

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION – please select your sessions on doodle
– 12-15July online 1 session a day, onsite in residence at iMAL from 13-21h
– 18-22July only online 2 sessions a day to chose from – you need to take part in 3 sessions min (2hours per session). Please send an email to suzon

ABOUT SUZON: Suzon Fuks is a media artist, choreographer and director exploring the integration and interaction of dance & moving image through performance, screen, installation & online work. She is currently an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship recipient.

This project is initiated by Suzon Fuks as part of a Fellowship assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; in collaboration with IGNEOUS and INKAHOOTS, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ausdance Queensland & Youth Arts Queensland. Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Artists collaborating so far on the project are from NZ, Australia, Indonesia, India, Serbia, Germany, France, Holland, UK, Canada & USA

Waterwheel Documentation – 1st lab/residency @Bell Tower

photos by Laura Steiner – 4th and last showing of the residency

WATERWHEEL – first lab/residency about to begin!

Since the announcement of the project, responses show a real interest for the topic, the metaphor & the platform.  Exciting!  Propositions from curators, research, involvement of university students, info forwarded to scientists,etc.   We had a bit of delay in the platform development, as I came back end of the year with swine flu, and Inkahoots studio was out of service for 2 weeks because of the floods. So we will work with a very basic version of the platform, which is maybe more open at this stage for your feedback & advice on its functionalities.

We started a conversation between lab & online participants (below full list of participants), as well as interested people, on a:  Facebook group and a Blog.

The FOUNTAIN first public events (with audience online & on site in Brisbane, at the Bell Tower, level 3, Judith Wright Centre) will happen on:
March 3 & 4 @6-8pm (Qld time – find your time)
March 5 @11.30am-1.30pm (Qld time – find your time) & 5-7pm (Qld time –  find your time) ! we will post links & more info closer to the dates !

CORE TEAM: Suzon Fuks artistic director, project coordinator | Sofia Woods performer/choreographer | James Cunningham external eye & IGNEOUS representative | Felicity Organ-Moore stage/production manager | Will Davy IT & sound technician | INKAHOOTS: Mat Johnson developer, Jason Grant designer, INKAHOOTS artistic director, Bretton – designer | Brisbane LAB PARTICIPANTS: Rozina Suliman | Emma Che Martin | Nathen Street | Kimberley Bianca Warren | Kaz Gibbs | Richelle Spence | Silke Tanzt | Emmy Steiner | ONLINE PARTICIPANTS: Shannon Parsons (Toowoomba, QLD, Australia) | Elizabeth Bryce (NZ) | Vicki Smith (NZ) | Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann (NZ) | Vincent Probo (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) | Nagasamy Ramachandra (Chennai, India) | Sajani Ganapathy Murugan (Chennai, India) | Beatrice de Fays (Paris, France) | Marloeke van der Vlugt (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) | Katarina Djordevic Urosevic (Belgrade, Serbia) | Cherry Truluk (London, UK) | Hedva Eltanani (London, UK) | Ben Unterman (Vancouver, Canada) | ONLINE DOCUMENTER & CONTRIBUTOR: Francesco Buonaiuto (Naples, Italy)

This project is initiated by Suzon Fuks, an Australia Council for the Arts Fellow, in collaboration with IGNEOUS & INKAHOOTS, and assisted by Arts Queensland, Ausdance Queensland, Youth Arts Queensland, & the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts (Brisbane).

WATERWHEEL – a unique workshop opportunity

A unique workshop opportunity to participate in the first phase of the WATERWHEEL project.
The workshop will develop a networked/telematic installation performance on the theme of WATER, initiated by Suzon Fuks, Australia Council Fellow.  She will facilitate emerging and interested intermedia artists, composers, video makers, visual artists, dancers, performers, or choreographers (maximum 5 participants in Brisbane) to engage, collaborate and forge creative partnerships, developing and testing a brand new internet platform specifically made for performance and mixed media, and creating a new installation performance with participatory audience. At least 2 showings onsite & online will conclude the workshop.

WHEN: Feb 21 to March 6 (for Brisbane participants Mo-Fri 4-7pm &/or Sat 10.30am-5pm)
WHERE: Ausdance Bell Tower, YAQ & on internet
WHAT: creative process will include brainstorming, improvs, gathering of media, inter-skill sharing sessions, at least 2 onsite & online events & feedback with leaders in the fields.
HOW: #1- write an email by 1st February with full contact details & expressing your interest in the WATERWHEEL project -#2- in a phone or skype conversation, you will be asked: what is your clear commitment to the creative process, your availability, which other relevant experience you have -#3- you will be advised by email by February 4.

MORE INFO: email or call Suzon Fuks on 0404 292 119


Following a year of preparation, 2011: The Waterwheel starts turning! Welcome!  Be a part of this new online collaborative space without borders: from teachers to students, performers to scientists, producers, programmers, curators, visual artists, composers, activists and everyone in between. All ages welcome!

The upcoming Waterwheel project revolves around WATER as a topic and a metaphor – what people want to share, say, or debate about this fundamental element.  It includes:
The Waterwheel
an interactive website
The Tap
– an online performance & collaborative venue
– outcomes that well up from the project

The Waterwheel interactive website will give you the power to collaborate, explore ideas, research and gather feedback by uploading and sharing media about water: images, video, music, text or sound.

The Tap online performance & collaborative venue will be accessible by audience and performers with just a click, no download needed, and will be free. ‘Live’ performers from various locations will interact with audiences in real time using webcams, media from The Waterwheel and drawing tools. Audience can participate online through a chat facility or directly with the ‘live’ performers on site. From February, basic versions of The Waterwheel and The Tap will be available, you can be involved and follow the developments by uploading your media, exploring the online venue, and giving your feedback.

Fountains will be outcomes that anyone is free to initiate and will be triggered by interactions on The Waterwheel.  A Fountain could be a book, a performance, an exhibition, a community project, a multi-generational exchange, a concert or an installation festival – let your imagination steer the way. These Fountains will be mapped out on the website, so you can see what The Waterwheel is powering. Throughout 2011, workshop residencies will develop one Fountain which is an installation performance, testing the website and the online venue. The first residency, which runs 14 Feb – 6 March, is based in Brisbane and open for your participation online or on site.  Please let us know if you are interested.

Turn the wheel your way and pass on this message to your pool of people! Welcome to translate it into your language.  For more information about any part of the project and how to contribute/participate, please email.

This project is initiated by Suzon Fuks, an Australia Council for the Arts Fellow, in collaboration with IGNEOUS & INKAHOOTS, and assisted by Arts Queensland, Ausdance Queensland, Youth Arts Queensland, & the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts (Brisbane).