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: – only online until Sun, Feb 28! 
Photo: Margarida Mendes sea_and_fog, “Roots as antennaes”

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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!
Still from film by Monica Moses Haller, Sadie Luetmer, Sebastian Müllauer, Willie Schumann

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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
Instagram post 17898468056226486 While some folks might still be busy in Venice for #ACV2021,⠀
if you're in the #Chicago area join us tomorrow night for the opening reception of:⠀
The Mississippi in every state imaginable⠀
coprosperitychicago (3219-21 S Morgan Street, Chicago, IL)⠀
Reception Friday Oct 15 6-9pm CDT⠀
Visiting hours Fridays 4-8pm and Saturdays 2-6pm.⠀
Open until November 13.⠀
In 2019, an extensive network of artists brought all their senses to the Mississippi River, paddling downstream in canoes, venturing up multiple tributaries, clambering over collapsing infrastructures, trudging across muddy banks and experiencing the river’s seasonal pulse. From the Headwaters in Minnesota to the Bird’s Foot Delta in New Orleans, five research hubs delved deep into written and oral histories and created works of all kinds, including guided tours, performances, pamphlets, lectures, shared meals and temporary shows for visitors and local inhabitants. Concerns ranged across river ecologies, Indigenous, Black and settler-colonial histories, agriculture, urbanization, engineering, state and corporate violence, and the overflowing of liberation struggles that continue today.⠀
How to put all that into a single retrospective? What has been developed is a collectively organized exhibition curating both existing and new works, gathering energy with an opening in Minneapolis, then setting out for further meanders downstream. Just follow the water to the latest edition: from the Mississippi up the Illinois, to the North and South branches of Chicago’s Backward River. Co-Prosperity and a newly opened space, Watershed Art & Ecology, are the ports. The artistic research group Deep Time Chicago is the host. Love and chaos are the keys.⠀
Welcome to the 🛶OVERFLOW🌀⠀
Please find all further info including the full list of participating artists on our research platform (link in bio) deeptimechicago thefreshwaterlab
Instagram post 17867526289993813 Beachcombing for nurdles (plastic pellets) and shells
Instagram post 17903622295686052 In ways that leave a lot of local folks asking “why are they here?”, “what do they want?”, or “what are all these Europeans doing in a town hall in Monsanto Town, or in discussion atop the ‘500-year’ levee across from St. Louis?”⠀
Full piece up on our research platform: Pictured Journeys, Experiences of Descriptions: Tracing ways down the Mississippi⠀
by Jamie Allen for⠀
Link in Bio ;)
Instagram post 18246470983055401 3. Limits are situated constructions. They can be better understood as greater or lesser degrees of resistance.⠀
“Boundary transgressions should be equated not with the dissolution of traversed boundaries (as some authors have suggested) but with the ongoing reconfiguring of boundaries [. . .] the neutrino, passing through matter as if it were transparent, innocently traversing all borders [. . .] with undiscriminating ease and disregard for obstacles [. . .] the realization of a mobility and reach that know no bounds.”
Find the full article by Artist and Researcher Jol Thoms (more.than.non.human) and Artist and Geographer Sasha Engelmann (sasha_intheair) on our research platform.