Mississippi River Open School

Instagram post 17872709596490877 Billboard #4 - Part of Sarah Lewison and my Reshaping the Shape project on Asian Carp and the possibilities of recuperation and adaptation, bioregional nutrition and eatin’ from local fishin’. What comes after “invasiveness”? When is something finally a natural part? How do you make lemonade from lemons? #anthropocene #confluenceecologies #anthroriver #asaiancarp #invasivespecies #recuperativeecologies #fish #ecology #naturalhistory #fishing #mississippieiver #superfood #nutrition #sustainability #marionillinois #littleegypt #hkw understorykitchen
Instagram post 17870154190475344 "Territories—Watersheds—Infrastructures” is a multi-scalar field documentation and mapping project, part of the Anthropocene Vernacular, that positions the Mississippi watershed, its tributaries and St. Louis region within its broader watershed, particularly highlighting the complicated intersections of river management, industry and recreation. Multiple methods of field documentations will include photography and video shot from canoe trips with Big Muddy Adventures and aerial photography of various high- and low-water rivers stages shot via balloons and drones. The work not only will be used to represent ideas, but as objects of action for a set of dialogues about responsibility, agency, and possible futures for the Mississippi River Basin.

To facilitate such, the field documentations, along with mappings of these complex watershed systems, will be exhibited at the Continental Cement Company on the riverfront, just north of downtown St. Louis. The fascinating industrial site straddles the intersections of the Mississippi river, barge industry, riverfront bike trail, floodwall, Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge/Interstate 70, multiple rail lines, and even the site of the erased Mississippian culture’s “Big Mound.” The exhibition will be scattered across the site in various “platform zones for dialogues,” one of which is a barge. These dialogues will include invited representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Big Muddy Adventures, the public sector, industry and agriculture, ecologists and environmentalists, river rats and community members, among others.

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Instagram post 17907700738673541 “A river is always going somewhere, always coming from somewhere. As it passes, the sound we hear is the movement of water from before and after, the past and the future. Whatever present moment the river might invite us to, it is a thick moment, a moment in motion.”

Listening to the Mississippi: From 2013 when it began, to its first “listening action” as part of the “Mississippi. An Anthropocene River”, the Listening-project by Monica Moses Haller, Sebastian Müllauer, Michi Wiancko and Judd Greenstein has been trying to create conditions to perceive gaps between what literally cannot be seen and heard in nature, but which already and always exists in a place. What is needed for this is an imaginative listening. Is this kind of listening possible? 

🔗 Find out more about the project & use the rest of this weekend to explore the interactive online environment of the HKW exhibition “The Current” with studies, films and artworks along the Mississippi River via shape.anthropocene-curriculum.org!
Still from film by Monica Moses Haller, Sadie Luetmer, Sebastian Müllauer, Willie Schumann

anthrocur #HKW #HausDerKulturenDerWelt #MississippiRiver #TheCurrent #Politics #Nature #TSoaP #Anthropocene #AnthropoceneCurriculum #AnthroRiver #Science #Activism #Art #poetry #time #Listening #soundscape #Photography #imagination
Instagram post 17873208839266219 How do we sense the environment and how does the environment sense us? What can we learn from analyzing the connection between body and environment? 

Margarida Mendes has been investigating how the increase of background noise and chemical unbalance in Mississippi’s petrochemical corridor may be connected with endocrinological and immunity disruptions. By exploring the limits of the sensing body, and the chemical and vibrational continuity between bodies and the environment, she speculates how different sensing ontologies, perceptions of the bodily and mechanisms of registry might lead to different forms of environmental co-habitation.

🔗 Find out more about her study “Environmental Sensing: Refractions of the Infrastructural Body” & explore other case studies of artists, activists and researchers along the Mississippi River via the online environment of the HKW installation “The Current” at: shape.anthropocene-curriculum.org – only online until Sun, Feb 28! 
Photo: Margarida Mendes sea_and_fog, “Roots as antennaes”

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Instagram post 17883646021550428 The Mississippi River is high today, and the Fort St Philip crevasse complex is one of the places I am thinking about. Each one of the major channels carries between 10;000 and 20;000 cubic feet of water every second, or about the size of the Potomac or Hudson Rivers each. They are also among the most dynamic parts of the Mississippi River Delta. #Mississippi #thetide #thecoast #rivers #oceanphotography lumcon_ocean louisianacpra restoredelta river_network #anthroriver #coastalliving #climate #scienceiscool