Ground Water Mirror

 Conor Clarke,  Arm

Conor Clarke, Arm

Ground Water Mirror

Conor Clarke

Two Rooms, Auckland

2 - 30 June 2018

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

"Conor Clarke’s new exhibition Ground Water Mirror connects the waters of Berlin to Auckland to Whanganui. It asks whether we seek out Nature in order to appreciate nature itself, or rather to find a solution to urban living as a means of self-reflection. The title is a slight mistranslation of Grundwasserspiegel, the German word for water table. Berlin’s ground water mirror is never far beneath one’s feet, it flows through a network of overhead pipes as it is pumped across the city from construction sites to waterways. These pipes are a reminder of the connectedness of water, and why we long for another kind of water; the kind we feel the need to travel to in order to find".

See more images and an essay on the Two Rooms website.

Read PhotoForum's interview with Conor Clarke.

 Installation view of "Ground Water Mirror" by Conor Clarke at Two Rooms, Auckland, 2 - 30 June 2018

Installation view of "Ground Water Mirror" by Conor Clarke at Two Rooms, Auckland, 2 - 30 June 2018

 Installation view of "Ground Water Mirror" by Conor Clarke at Two Rooms, Auckland, 2 - 30 June 2018

Installation view of "Ground Water Mirror" by Conor Clarke at Two Rooms, Auckland, 2 - 30 June 2018