Upon entering the gallery, viewers were greeted by a robotic-sounding pre-recorded message - emanating from a bin of "Plastic Water"-branded water bottles - giving a brief overview of the show's aims. Viewers were then led down a spiraling, serpentine pathway of sights, sounds, and smells toward the centerpieces: a wall of informational wheatpastes partly based on Herbert Bayer (Koko's grandfather) designs opposite a glowing movie screen covered in watery digital projections.
Along the way, viewers encountered corrugated fiberglass walls adorned with painted patterns, a draping array of firehoses hanging from the rafters, a rotating duck in a water jug, an interactive projection piece, and light bubbles on the floor spiraling from glowing columns, all while being followed by the meandering scent of intoxicating incense.
Over the three-night duration, elements of the show changed through addition and subtraction, giving viewers a slightly different experience each night, while recalling water's nature and that of our rapidly changing environment.
Photos are from the May 19 - 21 exhibition.