Ray’s Well is an ongoing project, disseminating research about hot springs, starting with hot springs in western Canada.  The project stems from research I  conducted regarding the mythology of the “sacred well” in various cultures around the world.  Hot springs in Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon are the closest I have come  in my research so far towards finding the equivalent of the sacred well in a Canadian context.  Without a comprehensive written history of hot springs in Canada, I draw on my practice as a sound artist to publish this information in a creative and accessible way by incorporating archival research, field recordings, sound sketches, visual music/compositions, and interviews.  My research continues with visits to various hot springs as well as the archives of local, community museums.  I also welcome and encourage submissions from others with similar information and/or documentation about hot springs around the world.
–Raylene Campbell

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