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Le Déluge DIY Challenge

Date 23.08.2020
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Organiser Hope It Rains | Soineann No Doinneann
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Everyone loves a good water fight… don’t they!? Indeed, what makes a good water fight? Is it the soaking or the getting soaked? Which is more satisfying …the delivery of a deluge from a bucket full to the brim or expertly executing a close-quarter splash to the face?

This is a two-part project. During August 2020, we invited children and parents to design and build their own weaponry of water war, and then join us to mark the end of summer with an epic water battle royale and games on the beach. Artist Pete Casby’s online videos, showed how to make your own super soakers using waste and materials that were easily to hand. 

The idea was to repurpose waste and only use materials that were to hand in order to make a water-war weaponry or machinery – old pipes, a bicycle pump you never used or a bucket you couldn’t visualise as a high capacity component of some yet-to-be-built hydro-ballistic weapon.

Water should not be wasted, collect rain-water as much as possible. 

A willingness to get wet and a determination to get everyone else wetter were essential qualities for participants in the Le Déluge water-battle. On Sunday 23 August, Hope it Rains invited families to put their hydro-ballistic inventions through their paces in an epic water-battle challenge. They brought their own DIY inventions and joined Pete Casby in an outdoor maker session building puddle-suckers and super-soakers. Egged on by our Captain of Coordinated Chaos, Guido Fanzini, family teams took part in challenges putting the range, accuracy and soaking capacity of their weapons to the test, as well as family loyalties in an all-out water battle royale.

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