The Water Arch is an immersive installation that brings the ever-increasing use of clean drinking water to the attention of a wider audience in a playful way. Created by the Netherlands-based pioneer in media design, Dropstuff Media, The Water Arch is an abstraction of a classic barrel organ. Standing at the center of the piece, you turn a wheel to pump over 35 gallons of water throughout the clear pipes and receptacles to have it rain down around you, without getting you wet. The amount of water symbolizes the average volume used by a Dutch person every day (134 liters)––but Americans use more than double this amount on a daily basis (35 gallons/310 liters).
Dropstuff Media is a media arts collective from The Netherlands that creates immersive artworks and interactive experiences. They specialize in the development of media installations and exhibitions in public spaces, in inner cities, at festivals, for museums, cultural organizations and during various events. They have experience with the use of artificial intelligence, motion detection and virtual and augmented reality techniques in public experiences.