“Water is the origin of all things” taught the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus more than 2000 years ago. This chemical compound of two parts hydrogen (H) and one part oxygen (O) is clear, does not smell and has no taste. How boring – and yet water fascinates us. Water shoots up to the surface from the earth’s interior. It is liquid. In this form it makes its way through the landscape. When heated, water turns into tiny droplets and slowly becomes gaseous. At less than zero degrees Celsius, it solidifies and becomes ice. Water has many faces: it gives life to all things; it brings joy to humans and animals, but at the same time it is powerful, threatening and deadly.
The photographers of Gruppe7 present many aspects of this vital water in 33 photos. The exhibition can be seen from 08.07.-12.08.2018 at the Freudenthaler Sensenhammer Industrial Museum (Freudenthal 68, 51375 Leverkusen) during the museum’s opening hours.