- Location: First Congregational Church, L.A.
- Date: 12-09-2015
Disappearing Waters is part of the Concert for the Climate music event at the L.A. First Congregational Church. The piece is a collaborative piano and video exploration of Southern California’s evaporating lakes and rivers. Using aerial drone photography, artist Lori Pond creates beautiful, haunting, revealing images of the devastation brought on by the current drought ravaging the waterways of our state. Vicki Ray’s piano underscoring uses famous “water” pieces form the repertoire and gradually “depletes” their supply of notes and richness over the course of the film.
The current state of drought is in direct relation to the climate crisis facing our state, our nation, our world. By viewing these evaporating waters from above, one begins to sense their relation to the surrounding environment in broader terms. To see a shore recede while viewing it from ground level is one thing but to experience the shrinkage from above enters our psyche on deeper, more visceral level. We hope help raise awareness about the loss of these beautiful waters through our work and to inspire people to action.