The project will explore the entire length of the river Ruhr, from its source in the Rothaar Mountains to its mouth into the Rhine in Duisburg Ruhrort, as an artistic testing ground through sound, visual recordings, digital 3D scans and verbal documentation. The exploration encompasses the ecological, physical, scenic, sound and visual characteristics of the river course, as well as studies of flow velocity, volume, water quality and pollution. The aim is to gain a holistic appreciation of the river course and its characteristics and to speculate on innovative artistic approaches towards a possible future of the river: will climate change transform its structure? Can art change our view of water and this essential body of water?
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