Brackish Rising   is a multi-faceted project by artists Mike Bianco and Loren Kronemyer which engages issues of salt, water, desalination, ecology, and water sovereignty in Southwest Australia. The comprehensive project will call attention to the importance of the Kwinana desalination plant, the first of its kind in Australia, and a facility which has provided nearly 20% of all potable water in the Perth metropolitan area for the past decade.  Through a process of interviews, community research, and site-based exploration, the artists will document and represent the unseen sights and sounds that define our relationship to salinity. Taking inspiration from the fluidity of water, Bianco and Kronemyer have created a mobile research center to engage local stakeholders through a month-long program of interviews, workshops, public tours and events, and saline meals. The project will extend its reach to a global public through social media, a website, and a Brackish Radio podcast, all of which will remain as a permanent archive on the internet.    Brackish Rising  is commissioned by  International Art Space  as part of the   Know Thy Neighbour  program, and presented for the  2017 Perth Internationa Arts Festival  in partnership with the  City of Kwinana .   www.brackishrising.com    https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgPGNJWEqG?play=true