Art of Dam Removal, The

Daniel Dancer | 2012 | 22 min.

2013 Official Selection

The highest purpose of art is to ride point on the front lines of consciousness change, to create “a field” for never before things to happen . . . like giant size dam removal. This film documents the role of art-activism in the second largest dam removal project in history. After ever larger participatory breaches of the dam in art, on October 11, 2011 the 130 ft tall and 100 year old Condit dam on the White Salmon River was breached. “Hope like a coho” was our battle cry and testimony to the power of art and persistence.