Fish Story was a participatory public art project held May 2013 in Memphis, TN., about how the lives of fish in the Mississippi River reflect human challenges in the Anthropocene era. Public statements made by the artist declared that during this time of climate change, over population, pollution and global warming, as fish go, (an indicator taxa) so do people. The Fish Story team members were, ecological artist Aviva Rahmani: ghostnets.com, Dr. James White, a Professor of Geological Sciences and a Fellow and the Director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO: (instaar.colorado.edu/people/james-w-c-white/) and Dr. Eugene Turner, Distinguished Research Master and Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA: (oceanography.lsu.edu/index.php/people/faculty/eugene-turner/).
Fish Story Memphis was created at the invitation of Tom McGlynn curator for Memphis Social
Thank you to:
James Bradley, consultant, Director of WebServes
Emily Harris Halpern, Program Director at Crosstown Arts
Tom McGlynn, curator of Memphis Social and cofounder of "Beautiful Fields," awarded the domestic 2013 franchise support grant from apexart to produce Memphis Social
Christopher Miner, Managing Director at Crosstown Arts
Dr. Eugene Turner, Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Edward Valibus, Videographers and Video Editors
Dr. James White, Paleoecologist, Professor of Geological Sciences, Fellow and Director of INSTAAR
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