Sweden / Duration 12m 15s / 2012
Escorting a glass of water to its origin.
The two artists share a fascination with the mundane put on end. Things out of proportion, the obvious placed out of context and banalities taken to its extreme. Preferably phenomena that has become so commonplace that nobody reflects over them. An alternating everyday that amazes and evokes thoughts.
Based on this common fascination the duo are now working on a trilogy. Part one took place on October 25 to 28, 2012 with the return of a glass of imported mineral water to its origin.
In Sweden, buying bottled water is now so commonplace that we no longer reflect on the absurdity of it. The different varieties of water claim a great deal of space on the shelves in regular food stores. Water shipped all the way from France, Italy and Switzerland. One of the biggest manufacturers is Evian with its 100-year history. The water is drained from springs in and around the town of Evian Les Bain on the south shore of Lake Geneva.
That was the final destination for Diagram and a glass of Evian water purchased in Stockholm. You were able to follow their journey through Europe, Stockholm-Copenhagen-Basel-Lusanne and the last stretch by boat over Lake Geneva to the final destination, Evian Les Bain on Facebook and Google maps.
Diagram is an artist duo. The members Anders Granberg and Lars Lengquist are originators of all projects, but many involve professionals from a wide range of disciplines. If the core of Diagram is the artists, the shell is the co-operation and a parasitic relationship towards imagination, technology, society and common beliefs.
No matter how eclectic the ways of Diagram may be, the outcome is always art.