M.I.U. wall study
Materials: Steel, mirror, diverse textile, 3 bivouacs, 4 wheels
Dimensions: 115h x 85x 45cm
Exhibition history: 2019, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore; 2013 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta
M.I.U. are prototype mobile intervention units that evoke the cycle of gathering, purifying and distributing water. The artists customize small urban vehicles like the Ape Piaggio or Mexican and Chinese tricycles, the Venetian transport trollies transform into portable fountains and garments are adapted to carry the precious liquid on foot. OrtaWater sculptures suggest poetic possibilities for sustainable water collection and dissemination in the future.