A sound installation exploring the dynamics of our vital water supply networks. How these networks work and are managed remains an engineering challenge.
Our modern civilisation relies heavily on the instant reliable availability of potable water. Our water supplies are transported to us, as consumers, through buried infrastructure, hidden from our view and, until failures, our consciousness. Engineers face the challenge of operating and maintaining these systems with imperfect information, with only limited control to influence the water consumers received.
In the Unseen Forms exhibition users are able to explore a water network using a limited set of senses and are challenged to maintain control of the complex system based on an ever evolving audio feedback landscape.
Audio landscape composed and developed by Yard Nule working with Dr Richard Collins, Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering.
- Dr Richard Collins, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
- Gavin Sailor, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
The project also draws on research from:
- Managing Background Leakage: OFWAT Water Innovations Challenge, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
- TWENTY65 Tailored Water Solutions for Positive Impact
- Probabilistic Transient Propagation
- Music by Yard Nule