The Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne, along the western side of the Massif Central mountain range, is home to around one-hundred and fifty volcanoes, providing France with reserves of luxurious, rehydrating, mineral rich water. Rumour has it that this water was transported to Versailles for members of the Royal Family to quench their thirst.
In an edition created especially for Vacation at the End of the World, French artist Léa Porré imagines a new luxury good that brings water fit for a King to the masses. A slice of luxury brought to you by royal decree and the wonders of late-stage capitalism. Why Volcanic Water is Better For You (2020) is a vision of indulgence, announcing that even the most elemental necessities need to sparkle.