As drought conditions persist, it becomes increasingly important to reflect on the processes that have brought us to where we find ourselves today. But how does art intersect with the pressing issues we face in our environment, particularly our persistent need for water? KLRU Arts in Context has recently aired an excellent video on the conditions of the extended drought ongoing across the vast swaths of the Texas landscape and how artists are exploring new ways to convey reminders about conservation that can bring positive change. Check out THIRST.
THIRST looks back and memorialize the loss of over 300 million trees that died in Texas in the drought of 2011. It will also look forward to encourage an exchange of ideas about the impact that a scarcity of water will have on Texas and beyond. It is the goal of THIRST to make the horrific loss visible while encouraging viewers to consider their relationship to water, our most precious resource.