Pulse Flow_2022

Kinetic Installation: LED, PIR Sensor, River Stone, Mylar, Fans

Concerning the endangerment of the Colorado River (US/MX), the work asks visitors to listen closely to the current state of drying rivers and the parallelled ecological disintegration into our socio-political climates. Named after a bi-national river recovery program, Pulse Flow uses sonic river textures and caustics to create the illusion of a river room to facilitate an embodied discussion around vanishing systems, ecological, human and non-human. Using this river as a case study, the story of The Colorado opens up a discussion that borders care and neglect; life cycles and gradual death, speculating the future loss of a main artery water source, one that feeds life of the Southwestern US and Northern Mexico.

Documentation: Cristo Riffo