03/15/2012 01:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Luzinterruptus Sheds New Light On Spain's Water Problem

If you're ever touring the warm Spanish city of Madrid, you may get a little parched. That is because about 50% of the city's public drinking fountains have fallen into disrepair.

To address the administration's indifference to the need for public drinking water, the imaginative minds at art collective Luzinterruptus are shining a new light on the problem with their installation, "Drinking Water Running Through The Streets."

Drinking Water Running Through The Streets by Luzinterruptus
Photos by Gustavo Sanabria

For four months Luzinterruptus collected 200 glass containers until it was time to take over four fountains with their signature luminous work. The light art collective, known for their outspoken political projects lit up the city on a cold night in January.

Though Madrid is a place of incredible ornament and beauty, Luzinterruptus show that sometimes paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be. While many of us simply view our surroundings on the surface, Luzinterruptus beg us to take a closer look with their installations that are not only beautiful, but thought-provoking. View a slideshow of their city-wide installation below.