Arrived from Elsewhere is structured around ideas of location and resources within a specific landscape. I traveled from Northern to Southern California during the drought and to the four reservoirs that provide water to my residence in Los Angeles: Lake Oroville, Tinemaha, Haiwee, and Lake Havasu. Each of these lakes are engineered by stopping the flow of the Feather River, Owens River, and Colorado River. It took thousands of laborers decades to build the almost invisible water works systems providing water for millions of people in Los Angeles, while disrupting fragile ecosystems and displacing community that resided by the Owens River and Owens Lake (now Owens Dry Lake).
Arrived from Elsewhere is presented as two large scale video projections situated parallel to each other on opposite walls of the gallery and synced to geographic location. The viewer had to enter thought two uniform vertical openings created by three curtains that hung from the ceiling of the gallery space. On the floor was a large dark blue carpet that served as a viewing platform and provided sound absorption. The placement of the videos alter the experience each viewer has while in the space; the looping and position of the projections require the viewer to turn from wall to wall to construct a narrative from images gleaned through physical orientation.