The Memory Of Water
First Exhibition at World Bodypainting Festival in
Klagenfurt Stadtgallery Austria
from July 22nd till 5 of September 2021
The Memory Of Water
First exhibition & performance
at World Body-painting Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria.
We are really happy to share images from yesterday's exhibition opening and live performance at the Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt during the World Bodypainting Festival 2021. It was the first official presentation of “The Memory of Water” and the exhibition will stay open until 5th September!
Don’t miss your chance to get immersed in the water landscapes and dive into the coral universe on the ocean depths.
Bodypainting, paper art & photography by Vilija Vitkute Art & Bodypainting
Assistant Elisa Hochrainer
Thanks to Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt for welcoming us and for an invaluable help with the exhibition setting
Thank you Alex Barendregt for the invitation to present our project in the frame of an amazing World Bodypainting Festival, we’re extremely grateful and excited to be part of it!
Corals are the trees of the ocean. They generate half of Earth’s oxygen. An estimated 4,000 fish species, and some 25 percent of marine life, depend on coral reefs. Due to the impact of global warming on the oceans, corals expel the algae living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. This is called coral bleaching. When a coral bleaches, it is not dead. Corals can survive a bleaching event, but they are under huge stress which increases their mortality.
If we continue burning fossil fuels, severe bleaching events are likely to hit reefs annually. This will be devastating for coral reefs and they won’t be able to recover. We need to be conscious of the enormous negative impact of corals’ extinction on all living beings on the planet Earth.
“It’s not too late for coral reefs… It’s still possible to reduce the rate at which the climate is changing, and that’s within our power today.”