This Spring Fling visit The WaterOrgan, a mobile, floating machine for producing fountains of sound and water using the kinetic energy of a river. Produced by Mark Zygadlo, The WaterOrgan is a colourful, spectacular kinetic artwork built on a scale visible, audible and understandable from the distance of a river bank to midstream. Audiences will be able to see, hear, engage with this year’s commission; harnessing the awesome power of the river, the WaterOrgan will amaze and inspire.
Open Daily: 10.30am till 5.30pm, 25-27 May
Old Auldgirth Bridge, Auldgirth (Green Route)
Launch Night: Friday 24th May 7.30-10pm
Experience the WaterOrgan at night with light displays and evening discussion with Dr David Borthwick. Invitation only for Friends of Spring Fling (sign up here).
Talks: Hydrosocial Cycle
Our Relationship with Rivers and Waters,
with Dr David Borthwick of the University of Glasgow
Dr Borthwick will discuss our varied relationships with rivers as they move through the landscape, considering ‘the hydrosocial cycle’ (Linton and Budds) and how this helps us understand the ways in which water and society make and remake each other. Using poetry and folklore, he will discuss the river as collection of changeable relationships and voices: a water organ.
Talks at: Saturday 25th May at 2pm / Sunday 26 May at 7pm
The WaterOrgan invites you all to come and engage. Perfect for children, families, river and engineering enthusiasts! Come and get your feet wet!!!
Images by Mark Zygadlo