“LA RIVER ALIVE” (2016) is a multimedia video and sound installation by ella fornari. an accompanying sound piece was composed using found-sound from soundwalks around the LA River, and site-specific field recording audio footage from different sites along the LA river. these sounds were embellished with original electro-acoustic compositions.
from press kit: “Through micro-cinematography an ecosystem beneath the LA River is uncovered. Images of microscopic organisms found in the river will prompt viewers to rethink the scales of nature and to imagine the LA River’s natural status and history. This project doesn’t imagine a future for the Los Angeles River; it presents a poetics for seeing and appreciating nature that currently exists beneath the surface”