Water Warriors was Be Electric's inaugural event, featuring photography, videography and sound installation by Michael Premo and Andrew Stern. It premiered during Bushwick Open Studios when 600 studios in our hood opened their doors to the public. This year was the biggest ever, and Water Warriors was our way of welcoming everyone to our new space. Many thanks to all the people who volunteered their time to help us put it together, we couldn't have done with without you. The exhibition was well received, and we were chosen by BOS as one of the top ten must see exhibits. We also made the front page of Free Williamsburg. The exhibit explores the issue of fracking, and had a powerful impact on those who attended the show. From the exhibit's text: In rural New Brunswick, Canada an indigenous community and non-native locals have dared to challenge one of today’s most powerful forces: the wildly lucrative oil and gas boom sweeping North America. When a Texas energy company began searching for natural gas last year, these unlikely warriors united to try to drive out the company — and the Canadian police — in an ongoing campaign to protect their land and water. This is an intimate peek behind the scenes of what The Guardian has called “the frontline of a democratic fight.”
Water Warriors also included solar powered metal sculpture by critically acclaimed artist Josh Hadar.