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Ligia Lewis by Catherine Damman
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The recent conclusion of the choreographer’s trilogy, Water Will (in Melody), employs mime, gothic imagery, and a Grimm tale, to consider entanglements of nature, the feminine, and blackness.

Symphony for Wind and Waves by Lou Hoyer
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Far away from any coastline. Where the wind strikes the water for the first time. Where waves start to grow. A young wave stretches its quivering back, reaching for the wind.

There Is Water by Maggie Umber

Painted on Yupo paper with water-soluble crayon, watercolor pencil, water brush, paper towel, and Q-tip.

from The American Museum of Water by Natalie Diaz

A recording plays from somewhere high, / or low, through the falling dust-light: / I can’t tell you anything new about the river— / you can’t tell a river to itself.

Saltscapes by Ragna Róbertsdóttir
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Icelandic artist Ragna Róbertsdóttir mines the land and seascapes of her country to create sparse and delicate works.

Tomoko Sauvage by Britton Powell
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The musician delves into the sonic properties and generative caprice of resonating bowls of water and melting blocks of ice—instruments that propel her latest album, Musique Hydromantique.

Jessica Grindstaff of Phantom Limb by Sophie Hunter
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The final part of a performance trilogy on climate change, Falling Out fuses puppetry, Butoh, and Flex, to reflect on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Janaina Tschäpe by Francesco Clemente
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The paintings in HumidGray and ShadowLake evoke synesthetic colors, remembered landscapes, and the physical performance inherent in marking a canvas.

Dispatches from Proje Su by Aidan Koch & Margaret Ross Tolbert
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For the past five years, artist Margaret Ross Tolbert has been traveling to southern Turkey to the site of ancient Lycia, an autochthonous culture with roots in the Bronze Age, later Hellenized, and eventually controlled by the Romans.

Lauren Bon and Oscar Tuazon
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The social practice works of Bon and Tuazon take the form of functional interventions to address and educate about California’s water crisis.

Issue #146: from Return to the Yakne Chitto by Monique Verdin & Raymond Jackson
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From Return to the Yakne Chitto: Houma Migrations (Neighborhood Story Project, University of New Orleans Press, 2019), a collaborative ethnography of Houma lifeways at the ends of the Louisiana bayou.

Jaque Fragua and Brad Kahlhamer
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Two artists drawing from punk, graffiti, and traditional Native American aesthetics, talk about protest art and the notion of the “Post-Smithsonian delinquent.”

Water as Memory and Dreams: Jamilah Sabur Interviewed by Monica Uszerowicz
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Historical currents reveal cultural trauma and methods of recuperation.

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