Show Runs: Sept 4 – October 3
Show Opening: Thursday, Sept 11, 6:30 – 9 pm.
Location: Capital One 360 Cafe—101 Post Street, San Francisco CA
This show brings you 20+ artists’ interpretations of our Tuolumne River, as well as the 411 on the river itself. The artists weave a story about the Tuolumne on the molecular, infrastructure and end use levels through their 2D, 3D, digital, and mixed media artwork.
While the Tuolumne River flows out of the tall peaks of the Sierra Nevada straight to the faucets of three million water users in the San Francisco Bay Area, many don’t know its name and relation to them. The Tuolumne River provides both water and electricity to Turlock, Modesto, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
What else lies hidden from our consciousness about this stunning river as it flows below Bay Area urban neighborhoods, enters our bodies, passes on into the landscape or sewers? What ripples does this river make below us, around us and inside of us? How does this river move through the Bay Area? How are we using it? And what does this life force need from us, to be purely available to us?
Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, Founder and Director of Wholly H2O, curates this show.
Jorge Backman, Christina Bertea, Jackie Brookner, Charlie Brucker, Cat Chang
Dave Cherry, Brent Davis, Elizabeth Dougherty, Miles Epstein, Kristie Farquhar-Naeyaert, Larry Gonick, Lancelot Fraser, Chantel Greene, Michele Guieu, Jane Ingram Allen, Scott Kildall, Stacy Levy, Jeff Ray, Elizabeth Schowachert, Michael Tunk.
The videos I will be presenting in the show:
Sailing Through Sausalito
Sailing Through Sausalito is collaborative video completed with two classes of third grade students in Sausalito. For a school year I was a video artist resident in Willow Creek Elementary school with the Sausalito Arts Foundation. The students worked on yearlong projects including all aspects of the curriculum. Sailing Through Sausalito is about the history of the San Francisco Bay through the study of 5 important boats. The students visited several times the construction site of a Tall Ship, a few yards from the school. The students learn how to storyboard, film and edit a video. The project is continuing during the 2014-2015 school year.
The idea for this one-minute video comes from something my mom told me when I was a child and that I never forgot. People who live where there is an abundance of water tend to not think that this is not the reality for a lot of people on this planet. When I lived in Senegal, I was amazed to very often see lines of women walking to get some clean water and take it back home. It is a sight I never forgot. Getting clean water is an every day problem for lots of people and it could even become a problem in the Western world – where we take clean water for granted. No water was wasted in the making of this video.
Granted won “Best Environmental Short” – Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM) Short Film Festival 2013.
Sip. Do Not Gulp.
A chef, two scientists and an Ohlone storyteller give their perspectives on the connection between food and water, in the context of the severe drought California is going through at this time.
– Andrea Blum, culinary artist – in Residence at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga
– Jay Famiglietti, Professor of Earth System Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine
– Ed Maurer, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering – in Santa Clara University
– Ann Marie Sayers, Ohlone Storyteller and Tribal Chair of Indian Canyon.
This video was part of the multi-media installation Sip. Do Not Gulp. at The de Saisset Museum, in Santa Clara, during the winter 2014
Water Cycle & Waterfall
Water has always been an important part of my life – I always lived closed to an ocean, a sea or a river. “I Remember” is a series of less than a minute videos of memories I have about water. The footage and photos were taken at different locations through the years.