Water Rites is a two-channel video and series of artifacts that tell the story of two characters who engage in a water-sharing ceremony.
Inspired by science fictional depictions of arid worlds and the cultural practices that develop around water scarcity, this piece envisions a propositional social ritual that has developed in response to the growing threat of water scarcity in California.
Through a combination of diegetic prototypes and video, Water Rites explores a slice of uncanny, fictitious culture from a world where our relationship to water is far less cavalier.
This piece contains binaural audio, composed by Yiannis Christofides. It is intended to be listened to with headphones.