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UnVessel and Listening to the Mississippi

August 28, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Experience Tia-Simone Gardner’s experimental site-based work exploring landscape photography and the Mississippi which draws on historical connections between Blackness and the river.

Taking the form of a floating camera obscura—a small box, experienced in total darkness, that projects an image of the outside world onto the walls of its interior—in the shape of an inverted ship, UnVessel seeks to unsettle the way we passively observe and experience the river and the body’s relationship to it.

Listening to the Mississippi: 

Check out a “listening kit” and hear underwater and aboveground recordings of the Mississippi, gathered in 2015 by artists Monica Moses Haller and Sebastian Muellauer, shared in this iteration as a composition by Michi Wiancko and Judd Greenstein. Moses Haller’s Listening to the Mississippi asks listeners to orient themselves to the river through their sense of sound. It invites a perceptual adjustment to the river and attunement to critical histories, present and futures both human and non-human. Rent a self-serve kayak from Pickerel Lake Station online in advance to listen on the river.

For more information about kayaking with Paddle Share visit https://www.paddleshare.org/how-it-works


August 28, 2021
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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Pickerel Lake
950 Lilydale Road
Saint Paul, MN 55118 United States
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