Dry / Spell
done with Cameron Kursel and Eli Liebenow
a selected workshop proposal for Space Saloon and Designers on Holiday’s community-in-residence design festival Desaturated.

What is there to do in the desert once all of the ground water has been used? We imagine the majority of the time would be spent waiting for water. We identify the desaturated bed of the Cuyama River as a future regional site of anticipation. In the period following agricultural exploitation of the Cuyama Valley aquifer system, this anticipation will take on an existential urgency. Under these conditions, we imagine the apparition of a type of object in the landscape that will undertake the emotional labor of waiting for rain. These objects will pepper the basin, deploying techniques scientific and otherwise in anticipation of rain.