Not a Drop to Drink @ Refuge, Arts House
20 April 2021
Take a seat at the table for tomorrow: Not a Drop to Drink is a large-scale installation and series of meals that invite community to prepare for climate crisis.
Food shortages due to water scarcity is one of the biggest climate concerns for people living in Australia, and everything on this drought responsive menu has been developed through interviews with experts ranging from Indigenous Elders and farmers to water-policy lawyers and botanists.
Set inside a temporary architecture, featuring an immersive soundscape by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, these meals – designed by Mabu Mabu’s Nornie Bero – will conjure a space that centres conversations on these urgent matters.
“Not a Drop to Drink, is an installation and series of performative meals inviting community to prepare for climate crisis through conversations around food and water scarcity. The central element, a large glass table pressed with drought-tolerant plants and soft temporary architecture, hosts a pedagogical platform through performative meals. An immersive soundscape featuring narratives behind the table’s drought-tolerant plants fills the space.” – Keg de Souza, 2021.