WeAreWater is an immersive audio and video artwork illuminating the social and environmental history of San Francisco's relationship to water, free to the public along foot trafficked spaces above ancient S.F. water sources beginning in the Mission neighborhood. The tour brings the sounds of submerged streams to life as well as the relationship to water of those living above these waterways. The human audio interwoven into the sounds of water will be composed of diverse voices of the Mission community sharing their personal and cultural relationship to water all spoken in their mother tongues. Due to accelerating climate change, San Francisco's primary source of drinking water is rapidly evaporating and therefore a more resilient and respectful relationship to water must be collectively forged by those living in San Francisco. Water is a universal essential need of all humans regardless of geographical origin, culture or political views. We cannot live without water. The artwork uses the healing power of the sights and sounds of running water to recalibrate our relationship to this life giving force. In addition, the artwork will also share resilient ways we can reimagine our relationship to water.
Funded by On the Water (July 2021)