Artist Videos

Rillito – by Alison Hawthorne Deming

Rillito from Daniel Cauthorn on Vimeo.

Rillito is a stirring poem written and read here by Alison Hawthorne Deming. If you come from the relatively water-rich East, you might have a hard time believing that the Rillito is actually considered by Arizonans to be a river. Deming plays with this idea in the poem, while at the same time hinting at the grave water issues threatening the Southwest.

“Fishing From the Bridge” – Rillito River Project Collaboration

Fishing on the Rillito from Daniel Cauthorn on Vimeo.

The Rillito River Project shows the lighter side of environmental performance art by going fishing in the Rillito River. The river has been sucked dry for more than half a century from the pressure of human water use.

“Strike the Rock” – AP Gorny

“Cool Bottles” – Vidar Lerum

“Water Table” – Ellen Skotheim and Vidar Lerum

“The Lost Water Goose” – Mike Treeful


If you would like to help Rillito River Project create artwork to increase awareness to the serious issue of vanishing rivers of the Southwest, we welcome your participation by way of a donation. We thank you for your generousity.

The Rillito River Project is funded entirely by private donations which are tax deductible and may be made through Paypal:

Or Donate by Check payable to Rillito River Project and mailed to Rillito River Project, 7080 N. Cathedral Rock Place, Tucson, AZ 85718.

For more information, we can be contacted by phone at (520) 955-3429

Thursday, October 22, 2020