CHANNEL is a multi-media project initiated during a Water Rights themed residency at The Santa Fe Art Institute. The project draws upon the multiple uses of the homonymic word to create a passage of sculpture, video, and sound that addresses the complex relationship between Hispanic and Native agrarian histories with current riparian rights and land uses. Research about ancient water democracies called Acequias, which continue to exist in New Mexico presently, was expanded through conversations, interviews, and site visits during my residency. The subject provided a very important opportunity to look deeper into my own Native and Hispanic heritage that extends specifically from the region of northern New Mexico ( Cuba, El Llanito, and Bernalillo). My experience and research was presented at The New School in 2017 for a symposium titled Making Home in Wounded Places: Memory, Design, and the Spatial . The paper is titled Sharing Scarcity: Why The Ancient Ethos of Hispanic Water Democracies Matters Today (PDF link).