AquaVoltaic is a commentary on the issue of water, both as a commodity and mutable form, and the impact of globalised travel and connectivity - social-networking.
Follow an African-Caribbean protagonist as he attempts to smuggle illegal water, bought from an Indian middleman in Sierra Leone, through London and Essex, to Outback Australia, where he sells it to an Aboriginal group with a 'magical realist' ambition. A transaction between these three distinct 'ethnic' individuals and groups is a deliberate comment on the racial dynamics and tensions of global trade.
Along with the central thematic issue of water, is the idea of information and how it is represented – its authority, truth value and where it leads you.
AquaVoltaic is an experimental work that proposes the idea that our aesthetic experience of artworks will inevitably be set or mediated by interactions between gallery visits and an online world. The work uses the new media but more to the point is about how we the public are having our lives changed by online mediated data (or profile creation).