Hydrology Of Media (HOM) is an initiative interested in the relations between arts, science, technology, and human sciences from the standpoint of water and fluids. A hydrology of media approach to art and science implies the study of the materiality and the symbolic representations of water.
We observe two main entry points that conduct our methodologies:
First, we put attention to the manners in which water properties have been studied and how the artifacts and instruments reflect on our understanding of the world. This technical and instrumental survey allow us to constitute a dataset and a collection of graphical means for scientific exploration.
Second, we conduct our own interventions on artifacts while keeping in mind the following questions: How to represent water at scales that are invisible to the human eye yet crucial to take into consideration? How to provoke new aesthetic reactions capable of generating a hydrology conscience? At this stage we want to emphasize on the cultural and artistic implications related to the use of scientific instruments when applied to a cultural corpus (texts, images, videos). What do techniques and artifacts reveal when used in cultural data?
HOM started conceptually in 2019, when Everardo Reyes began discussing the idea with Gwen Le Cor, Andrés Burbano, Andrea Sosa and Anastasia Tyurina. Together we presented a formal project funded by EUR ArTeC from January 2020 to December 2022. Currently, starting January 2023, HOM presents itself as in international initiative - open to collaborations interested in weaving a network of people, resources, materials, methods, places, histories, documentation, datasets, experiences, and water-related species.