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Watershed-Xavier Tavera & Maria Cristina Tavera

April 15, 2011

Watershed – Xavier Tavera & Maria Cristina Tavera from Laura Klein on Vimeo.

This video, filmed and directed by Laura Klein, documents an art and ecology project by Xavier Tavera and Maria Cristina Tavera, 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.
Xavier Tavera and Maria Cristina Tavera write “This past year we had a major water leak in our house and decided to re-do our bathroom. In the process, we noticed how incredibly wasteful domestic water use is. We decided to create a video that spoke to this issue in ten short segments, which we could then project using a laptop, a data projector, and a car battery. We traveled around Milwaukee and projected our video on the concrete riverbanks, abandoned buildings, tugboats, salt mounds, and many other surfaces. We wanted the unsuspecting viewer, drawn in by the lyrical images found in unexpected places, to consider the importance of water in so many aspects of our daily lives. We hoped our audience would be inspired to be more conscientious about the water that we all waste.”

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2 comments on “Watershed-Xavier Tavera & Maria Cristina Tavera”

Fantastic project, congratulations! this is a very good effort to help create the consciousness the community needs for water use.

Congratulations, Maria and Xavier!
It is a fantastic project making us all aware how precious water is. We ought to be careful not to waste it.
Keep up the good work!
We enjoyed it tremendously.
Theo and Joyce Greven