Neelanjana Banerjee
How to Worship a River
Audio recording
2 minutes 35 seconds

How to Worship a River is one of six original sound works created for Dry Run, a public artwork produced by the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) for the City of Santa Clarita in 2015 that comments poetically on the state of California’s on-going water crisis and explores the implications of the word “drought.”

As part of the project, six custom sound modules created by CalArts faculty and students were installed on top of poles and placed along Santa Clarita’s South Fork Trail, facing a dry arroyo, to play audio of the texts generated for the project as read by each author. The “poetic sound installation” was designed to re-imagine the environment’s landscape through sound.