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Ursula Biemann, video still from Deep Weather (2013). Courtesy of the artist.

Liquid Economies, Networks of the Anthropocene

A constant flow of watery images streams through our newsfeeds almost daily. Videos, infographics, animations, flow charts, and various other forms of visual communication tell us that water is either in excess or retreat, revealing that we have too much or too little.

Detail of “Otokaheya” (In the Beginning), quilted fabric, Gwen Westerman, artist. Image courtesy of the artist.

Depicting the Power of Water in Art and Poetry

Open Rivers guest editors Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and Laura Turner Igoe contacted Gwen Westerman, professor, visual artist, and an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Oyate.