ResourceMarjetica Potrč: How to Meet a River

Marjetica Potrč: How to Meet a River

Audio Meditation and Methodology

Marjetica Potrč talks about the 2021 referendum for water rights in Slovenia and her collaboration with Uncle Ray Woods on two visual essays, The Rights of a River (2021) and The Life of the Lachlan River (2022). These drawings address the struggles of the Soča River in Slovenia and the Lachlan River in New South Wales. Potrč invites us to consider rivers as subjects we can foster relationships with, rather than as objects.

Following the mediation, she proposes three ways to form a better relationships with a river in your area. Read Marjetica’s methodology on how to meet a river here.

This meditation is the first of a three by artists in Maluw Adhil Urngu Padanu Mamuy Moesik (Legends from the Deep Sitting Peacefully on the Waters): Selected Works from the 23rd Biennale of Sydney: Rīvus. Through poetry, song and storytelling, they invite us to slow down and consider our connections to the natural world.