Join Plotform (artists Jane D. Marsching + Andi Sutton) in a storytelling event that paints a portrait of the challenges facing Minnesota waters with a focus on empathy, activism, and change.
Invited guests will share personal stories of water crisis, failure, challenge, solution, and connection from across the state and from a myriad of perspectives and communities. The event, a cross between an AA meeting and a Moth Story Hour, will amplify the work of water activists and advocates as well as individuals reflecting on current challenges to promote a vibrant understanding of the interconnected issues of water, ecology, place, community, policy, and behavior. Culminating in a facilitated group dialogue, it will be accompanied by a sing-a-long of water quality data from a select Twin Cities waterway as well as video projections of local waters and watery beings who inhabit them.
Water Dance Party, 9 PM
Stay after Water Support Group to smooth (or sharpen) the edges and effects of the evening’s stories by dancing to selections from Plotform’s growing song archive, Songs for Water. From Tina Turner to 50 Cent, Sam Cook to Joan Jett, the Highwaymen to the Pixies, the playlist uses popular music to narrate our human relationship with water: floods, metaphors, pollution, pop, and more. What better way to be together in the mourning, reflection, rage, and celebration the evening’s stories inspire?
This event is part of a larger Plotform event, Water Quality Chorus, in R&D now for a performance June 10, 2017, in Minneapolis at the amazing NorthernSpark festival.
Project partners include:
Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund of Minnesota
Mississippi Park Connection
Prairie Fire Lady Choir
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency