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Watershed-Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid

April 22, 2011

Watershed – Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid from Laura Klein on Vimeo.

This video, filmed and directed by Laura Klein, documents an art and ecology project by Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid, one of 12 intervention projects that took place in Milwaukee during July of 2010 for the project Watershed: Art, Activism, and Community Engagement, organized by Nicolas Lampert and Raoul Deal. I will post other short documentary films from Watershed in the coming weeks.
Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid write “Our conversations with elder Wisconsin dairy farmer John Kinsman explored the topic of water in the rural landscape. His land is at the peak of three watersheds. In stark contrast to factory farming situations, Kinsman’s small pasture-fed dairy farm exists in a paradigm where the earth is honored, ecological balance respected, animals are given a healthy long life, and manure is considered a resource rather than a waste product. The trees he planted over 50 years ago and woodlands that he maintains heal and restore natural ponds and streams. We visited his land, recorded his stories, and responded through art making to create images that correlate with his storytelling.”

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