Low Relief for High Water is a public installation by artist Gabriela Salaza. The work is centered around a sculpture constructed from overlapping fragments of water-soluble paper molded directly from a windowed wall in the artist’s childhood apartment—the home she returned to after the birth of her daughter. Salazar will be breaking off pieces of the sculpture to give to visitors. In choosing to interact or not interact with the piece, the performance explores the agency we each have to participate in moments of shared public responsibility. The large, distinctive casements call our attention to safety and vulnerability, to the longing for a timeless home and the jeopardy of our built environment in the context of climate change.
Producer and Editor: Micah Fink