A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project is an interdisciplinary video and essay project that interprets the built environment of Humboldt Bay—California's second largest estuary. This non-narrative observational documentary video (one of six in the project) inventories the many extensively mediated conservation zones that encircle Humboldt Bay, and meditates on the varied strategies deployed to restore lost wetlands and watersheds, battle invasive biomass, and remediate toxic industrial legacies. Conservation, © 2014, single-channel color video, running time: 9 minutes. Read the video's accompanying essay here.
Installation views of Conservation (with accompanying essay) during the exhibition A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project at Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA, September 30 to November 2, 2014.