Saturday, June 15th 8 pm-10:30 pm | Rouge Park (Lahser Marsh area… look for signs, little orange cones, and lights)
Join us at sunset in Detroit’s Rouge Park to discover the sights, sounds and living beings of the riparian zone and floodplain. A microscopic home movie will be projected after dark and Julia Sosin will help us identify some of what we see. Also, participant collected field recordings will be mixed into a soundscape with the help of Ben Christensen! Come discover the amazing abundance of life that usually exists just beyond our perception.
Bring a camping chair or blanket to sit on, a flashlight and dress for being outside. 🙂 RSVP HERE.
Join us on Saturday, June 9 for a walk into a precarious wetland on the brink of development for an intimate engagement with soil and clay. This two-part workshop will include an examination of soil profiles for evidence of hydric characteristics (a prerequisite for the state’s preservation of wetland sites). The soil profiles will yield information that will be used to advocate for the protection of this lush urban wild space. We will also sculpt the clay bodies into aesthetic and utilitarian objects to be fired at a second workshop to be held at TYMPANUM in Warren, MI on June 30, 2018. We will meet at Steinhauser Park and then walk to the site. See ya soon!
The landfills became swollen with an unknown substance and the earth continued to rebound from the last ice age, resulting in the surprising emergence of rolling hills covered with weedy turf grass, burdock and Queen Anne’s lace. The roads and parking lots fractured and crumbled like the crust atop a creme brulee. The homogenous strip malls went untended and could be heard screeching and moaning as they collapsed onto the new horizon.
After much internal debate, I decided not to try and retrieve the DOLLAR that was in the hole! It took a lot of self-control… but I decided that if my arm got bit by some unknown creature… the dollar would really not have been worth it, plus, maybe the beast needs it more than I do.