Institute for New Feeling


Institute for New Feeling


about the exhibition

Institute for New Feeling


Avalanche Performance

Saturday, September 9 from 8-11 p.m.

Reception: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Installation Viewing: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Location: Denver Wastewater Management

2000 West 3rd Avenue, Denver 80223


Avalanche Exhibition

Opening: Thursday, September 14 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Exhibition: September 14 – October 1, 2017

Location: DU’s Vicki Myhren Gallery

2121 E. Asbury Ave, Denver 80210


General Information

“What if water could be enhanced (physically, nutritiously, energetically) by human usage rather than simply contaminated by it?” –    Institute For New Feeling

Avalanche is an enhanced water drink designed by the artist collective Institute for New Feeling. The newest addition to their ongoing wellness product line, this bottled water will be available for visitors. In addition to the Avalanche water itself, the project consists of a site-specific concert at Denver’s Wastewater campus, an exhibition at the Vicki Myhren Gallery, and an online streaming video. Avalanche is produced by Black Cube, a nonprofit nomadic contemporary art museum, in partnership with the University of Denver’s Vicki Myhren Gallery.


Avalanche water is enhanced by a human pipeline that is a playful visualization of water flow through a city and through the body. The performance presents municipal water usage as a literal concert of bodies, a system that is as captivating as it is improbable, arduous, and flawed. This work touches on the enhanced water industry, which is one of the fastest growing beverage industries today. Avalanche’s live chain-reaction filtration process exposes our complicated relationship with water consumption and the absurdities of the bottled water industry.

With performances by Ann Martin, Sound Energy Practitioner as well as Danielle Cadwallader, Arlan Grover, Antonio Hermosillo, Conrad Mata, Tiffany Matheson, Brihtney O’Brien, Bob Pearlman, and Colin Ward.


Special thanks to Tikiz shaved ice, who is donating 20% of their ice cream truck sales form the perfomance night. 



Special thanks to Hannah James, the project manager, Denver Wastewater, and DU's Vicki Myhren Gallery.