Reshaping the Shape: Embodiment, Ecology, and Culture of a Postnatural Fish
Installation at the SIU University Museum as part of the exhibition Confluence Ecologies, with Sarah Lewison
Reshaping the Shape took form in parades, fish dinners, billboard campaigns, workshops, as well as in the art exhibition Confluence Ecologies at the University Museum at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. This project, a collaboration between Sarah Lewison and I, was part of Deep Time Chicago's Field Station #4, whose various projects exploring the Anthropocene conditions of the Mississippi watershed appear in Confluence Ecologies.
Our field research involved touring to Asian Carp fish processing plants, riding on the river with fisherman, and interviewing natural resource managers to get a better understanding of the complex dynamics of these fish the Mississippi watershed.
Other Texts about the Reshaping the Shaping include -
Carp Convival page
All Species Parade page