When all that is fluid, even time itself, melts away.

To exist in a fluid state is to be submerged in the constant lap and flow of movement. 

I have a fixation with the fluid and transitory properties of water as material and metaphor. Water as it drips, drifts, drizzles, flows, freezes, gushes, laps, leaks, pours, sloshes, soaks, submerges, ripples, rests, and evaporates through hydrological cycles of interconnecting networks.

The footage in this video was recorded while in the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, where I began this project. This project will continue to grow and move as I expand Water Atlas into different environments. Water Atlas is a recent, expanding and still developing project that archives my encounters with the presence, absence and journeys of water to permeate and interconnect ecological and artificial cycles.


Hannah Rowan (b. 1990) currently lives and works in London, UK.