Das Wasser im Bade

Ray Harris, Cynthia Schwertsik and Jesse Budel (SA)

Das Wasser im Bade is an experimental exploration of commodified use of water in our daily lives, through sound, video and performance works made from the mundane to the sublime in suburban waterways.

Jesse Budel is a composer, performer and sound artist with a research focus on arts-science explorations of environmental soundscapes, including aquatic environments. Ray Harris is an artist working in performance, video, sculpture and installation exploring the self and everyday fantasy states. Austrian-born artist Cynthia Schwertsik has an art practice that includes visual art and contemporary performance with a focus on participatory inclusion.

This project has developed from the collaborating South Australian artists’ responses to each other’s work and their mutual interest in water – psychologically, scientifically and politically. This is the first time the artists have all worked together.

Creative Team: Co-creators – Ray Harris, Cynthia Schwertsik and Jesse Budel

Image: Ray Harris


Vitalstatistix acknowledges that we, and our home Waterside, are on Kaurna Country, its sovereignty never ceded. We acknowledge Kaurna people as the continuing custodians of the Adelaide Plains who have a spiritual relationship with this land. We respect their cultural authority. We pay our respect to Kaurna Elders, past, present and emerging, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.