In Five Feet High and Rising, artist Mario García Torres tracks a somewhat esoteric cultural history of rivers. Five Feet will chart and merge different stories of movement, migration, and fragmentation while drifting through a combination of images and music that make reference to small and large waterways. In a personal story that disrupts and traverses chronological time, García Torres directs the overflows of these disparate rivers together into a performed new narrative.
Mario García Torres, Five Feet High and Rising. Performed at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary's The Forgotten Space Seminar in Lopud, Croatia, 9 September 2016. Images: Mario García Torres, Ciudad de México, n.d. and Mario García Torres, Río Consulado, n.d. Courtesy of the artist.