Tropical Glaciers (and liquidity of labour)

Liquidity of


Tropical glaciers melting into fresh water
Fresh water melting into militarised commodities trading
A person (also a body of water) melting into the human labour markets of globalised capitalism

Click here to see the Facebook showing of recent Critical Path Responsive/Research Residency

“under capitalism, either you have capital or you are the capital”

A new dance work problematising the intensifying “free market” commodification of (fresh) water and human labour, wondering what is sacred against the dogmatism of liquidity.

An equatorial glacier in Indonesia

An example of enterprise syntax around fresh water, hedging itself against market fluctuations by owning futures on these resources for example, Blue Sky’s “Real Assets” arm has this wonderfully paradigm-shifting video

video link: https://blueskyfunds.com.au/what-we-do/real-assets/ article: https://www.afr.com/business/blue-sky-denies-moving-water-market-20180703-h1260s    

Capitalising on the growing liquidity of water and human labour (through melting and trade-agreements) continues to intensify their systematic commodification.

For example this link outlining labour liquidity and buying power being at its greatest point in human history due to more nations than ever being conscripted into world markets through their adoption of a compatible economic/industrial system.                                

  • Embodied (fresh) waters, glaciers, monsoonal, artisanal and more.  
  • water as commodity
  • labour as commodity dependant on water
  • liquidity of labour across markets
  • illiquidity of water (rights) due to locality or physical state (glaciers are illiquid)  

We’ve since completed a 2 research residency at Critical Path in Rushcutters Bay in Sydney. Below are some of the assets we’ve distilled into a practise including and ice meditation and a cypher/dance jam structure to songs on either water or work.

music mentioning water and/or work:

other inputs to the project:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7780983/Foreign-company-sells-89-billion-litres-Australian-water-rights-490m-drought.html

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2000/11/27/power-politics-reincarnation-rumpelstiltskin

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-balances-water-budget-with-new-estimates-of-liquid-assets/