they didn't bring enough water

in collaboration with Willy Smart

release of water as media


they didn't bring enough water maps an itinerant research trip through Southern California on a route determined by the presence of water in sites of mineral extraction, sites of romantic landscapes, sites of storms, and sites that blurred these categories. Water samples taken from each site were later recirculated via humidifiers.

The form of the exhibition framed each sample as a 'release,' as in a record catalogue: water as media. The written narrative collates the swirl of textual references and historical research carried out during and in the wake of the trip. Diagrams as well as photographs index the moment of each sample's release.

Presented at TUSK as part of 2nd Floor Rear

A catalog accompanying the release was distributed at the event.

Images couretsy of Joey Delisi and the artists