Chris Taylor (Land Arts of the American West Listserv) sends word of Cynthia Hooper's lecture this Sunday, May 17 @ 7:30, at Sea and Space Explorations in Los Angeles. Hooper's lecture is in conjunction with Nicole Antebi's and May Jong's exhibition Through the Looking Glass: The Los Angeles Aqueduct.
Hooper will also screen a 7 minute video entitled CESPT:
The two rivers that serve the city of Tijuana, Mexico—the inbound Colorado and the outbound Tijuana—are two heavily litigated, politically contentious, courageously border-defying bodies of water. Artificially yoked by a 118-mile long aqueduct that spans northern Baja’s vast desert, these two conjoined entities labor to hydrate this rapidly and perilously expanding metropolis. This video investigates one particular segment of this vast, transnational trajectory of water—from its storage at the city’s picturesque reservoir, to its transport, treatment, remediation, and ultimate release into the Pacific Ocean.We've embedded CESPT below for those of us who can't make the screening. You can also view it and several of Hooper's other works on Vimeo.