MvVO Art Launches AD ART SHOW

(Not) Water: Immersive and Evocative

(Not) Water: Immersive and Evocative

Co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, (Not) Water is an immersive experience that is intriguing and evocative. The theatrical piece is one element of the artistic endeavor that makes up Works on Water exhibit at 3LD Art & Technology Center. There are several interactive and visual art displays on the theme of water: how we use it, clean it, and interact with it.

Approaching the usage of water with science, and claiming they don’t want to get “too political,” the artists use blips of various water disasters over the past 20 years (Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, floods in various parts of the world and the contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan) and everyday uses of water to high light how integral water is to our existence. Briefly they explore metaphors and myths of water as a way to tell water’s story, but ultimately they draw the our attention to water in a subtle and provoking way.

Audience participation is a key element to this production. The actors are less performers and more facilitators of how the audience moves through the space and interacts with each moment. It is clear when and how the audience should participate.  The cast is made up of April Matthis, Polly Lee, Rebecca Hart, Mike Shapiro, Ethan Hova, Carmen M. Herlihy.

When the audience is asked to step out if the space,  we are broken up into groups such that each group experiences something different. My experience was to witness an incredible performance by Carmen M. Herlihy as The Scientist, who specializes in water filtration, as she navigates a water crisis.

If the goal of the piece is to make us more conscious about how we treat and use water, I would say it is successful.  You can find a complete list of the collaborators, exhibits and events at

(Not Water), New Georges in collaboration with Guerilla Science, 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. Closes June 30.


Virginia Jimenez is a writer, dancer and teaching artist in New York City. She teaches for various companies focusing on dancing for musical theatre, ballroom dancing, theatrical skills and story building. Bringing arts education to students in NYC is incredibly rewarding for her because she is passionate about arts integration and using the arts to facilitate an emotional education. As a writer, Virginia believes in the power of words and stories to challenge and encourage audiences to seek growth and modes of expression. She likes tequila and ice cream - though not necessarily together.

More in New

My View: All Cell Phone Cameras & CBS Turned on Marilyn Maye Last Night

Stephen SorokoffApril 11, 2021

Gemma’s Gem of the Week: Silence is Not Golden

Gemma FarquharApril 9, 2021

My View: Marilyn Maye Celebrates a Big Birthday at The Wick Cabaret

Stephen SorokoffApril 8, 2021

My View: Billy’s Place Moves To South Florida

Stephen SorokoffApril 2, 2021

My View: Happy Hours of Music at Table 26

Stephen SorokoffMarch 26, 2021

Let There Be Orchids

Suzanna BowlingMarch 16, 2021

My View: Carole J. Bufford in Concert at Harbourside Place Amphitheater

Stephen SorokoffMarch 14, 2021

My View: Is There A Cabaret Convention in South Florida’s Future?

Stephen SorokoffFebruary 13, 2021

My View: Billy’s Place Goes Live at The Wick Theatre Cabaret

Stephen SorokoffJanuary 30, 2021