Water gun


'Water gun' 2020. Adhesive foil and duct tape on wall. Klister kunst festival, Køge

Clearly, Carlo Galli's work cannot be fully understood unless one appreciates his humour and his double entendres, of which Water gun (2020) is a good example. While at the Klister Kunst Festival in Køge (Denmark), the artist made a 10 metre-long, water gun out of his distinctive duct tape, to broach the subject of a corrupt system that prevents one in every three people in the world from having access to drinking water. By using wordplay, a strident colour scheme and a glitch-like distortion of the image, Galli aimed his message at the violence and lack of transparency that permeate this discrimination affecting thousands of millions of people.