Earth water catalogue is a compilation of an extensive body of water and water-related works, be it past, present or future,
across a variety of media by artists from around the water planet.Earth Water Catalogue is a growing archive, database, library
and platform, be it on-line or in print, available from the very outset to any user or reader; artist, scientist, engineer,
civil servant, scholar, student, or simply any water consumer.
Earth Water Catalogue is an artistic initiative to raise awareness, enhance understanding and appreciation of, and respect
for water – in people of plenty, and for those in need – by addressing the ethics through aesthetics of this fundamental planetary
Earth Water Catalogue is a stimulus to the artistic and scientific communities to set up exhibitions of and provide publications
on works from the catalogue, making an impact on the general public, by also playing a key role in education.
Earth Water Catalogue is an appeal to stop appealing but rather to spur reflection on and stir imagination about water, to
redefine its nature and value.
Earth Water Catalogue is, ultimately, about water – the basis of life. Water covers some 70 per cent of the planet surface,
and composes about 70 per cent of the human body. Yet only 1 per cent of the planet’s water is drinking water. Water dissolves
but cannot be dissolved. It can be a purifier, and a fuel. It is used in households, agriculture, and industry. Civilization
and much more depends on it. Water has intelligence, and a memory. Water is more than H2O.
Initiated by Uwe Laysiepen – Ulay, Earth Water Catalogue is his magnum opus.
Water does not forget. Work for water to have water work. For the love of water.