How does water shape us? What happens when it disappears?
In Spain's south, it is becoming gradually visible what is developing into a global problem. The year 2022 was the warmest and driest year so far and 2023 does not seem to take another turn, currently leading to severe water problems. The water crisis is manifesting itself in crop failures, empty reservoirs and disappearing lagoons. Even though the climate crisis plays a significant role, it is only one piece of the puzzle. The problem lies deeper and is closely linked to Spain's cultural understanding of water. The scarcity of the resource exposes latent conflicts. Within Spain, but also Europe, the crisis is putting previously unquestioned dependencies to the test. Still, most of the social and political life in the region continues as if the exploitation of water would be without alternative.
Tierra Sin Agua
21 cm x 28 cm