Ongoing project, 2016
In her new project Mémoires d’eau, van Singer performs chemical analyses of city water points- potable and non-potable. She then makes in situ interventions in the city, detailing the breakdown of the water source's chemical composition on a metal plaque, elucidating the differences between treated and untreated water throughout the city, despite both appearing to the eye to be pure and clean. These scientific investigations reveal much about the city inhabitant's lifestyles, for example drugs and medicines consumed, and primary industries performed.
Born in Como (Italy), Vivianne van Singer lives and works in Geneva (Switzerland). Her approach fuses scientific, aesthetic and spiritual research. Like an alchemist, her starting point is often the raw material which metamorphose into artworks, creating new perspectives of our daily surroundings.