Punctum's Public Cooling House
1st - 3rd December
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
Roll up your sleeves, skirts, and slacks, slip off your socks and step into Punctum’s Public Cooling House.
Punctum’s Public Cooling House is a unique public gathering place for beating the heat. Prompted by conversations between scientists and artists concerned by our ‘water future’, the flat pack Cooling House contains individual cooling pools, traditional cooling practices and an unbeatable line up of performers and speakers. Drawing from simple and ancient evaporative cooling techniques, and presenting ‘water works’ by exceptional artists, Punctum’s Public Cooling House also includes conversations with enlightened professionals managing ‘bodies of water’, to consider how we might contend with a water tight future.
It’s part art house/part bath house, and a uniquely dry country approach to a cool place for a hot future.
Saturday 1st -12pm to 4pm
Sunday 2nd - 12pm to 4pm
Monday 3rd - 12pm to 4pm
Concept, Artistic Direction: Jude Anderson
Design and Construction Coordination: Morwenna Schenck
Project Management: Adrian Corbett
Associated Producer: Erin Milne
Soundscape by Jacques Soddell with the vocies of Fatima Qurbani, Janet Bromley, Rebecca Wuor, Rhoda Makur and Po Tu Tu
Bryony Jackson - Taken at 2017 Refuge at Arts House, Melbourne.
Part of this work premiered at Arts House as part of the Refuge project.
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.