Water Radio: Delaware River, Ecotopian Toolkit Workshop

2022 Ecotopian Toolkit Project text

Water Radio: Delaware River

Date: Saturday, June 18

Time: 11 AM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum

Description: This workshop offers a Delaware River sound experience undertaken by kayak, designed by artist and educator Fereshteh Toosi. Through a series of audio prompts, questions, and meditations, accessible by mobile phone, participants will connect with the waterscape and contemplate their personal relationship to the river.

Participants should bring their phones, earbuds, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a sun hat. In addition, we recommend wearing clothing and shoes that can get wet. Before we depart from the boat basin next to Independence Seaport Museum, kayakers will need to enable their GPS. Please download the free echoes.xyz app before you arrive.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.echoes.android&hl=en_GB

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/echoes-interactive-sound-walks/id1021511722

Must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

About the Toolmaker: Fereshteh Toosi designs experiences and exchanges that pose questions and foster animistic connections. Their artwork often involves documentary processes, oral history, and archival research. Fereshteh's performances are produced with small sculptures, short films, scores, and poetry, often situated in outdoor public spaces.

Currently, Fereshteh is in a residency program with Solar Power for Artists while living and working in El Portal, Florida, on stolen lands still stewarded by the Miccosukee and Seminole people, and previously by the Calusa and Tequesta tribal bands. They are also an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department of the College of Communication, Architecture, and the Arts at Florida International University.

In 2021, they participated in the Montréal/Miami New Narratives Lab. They also earned a Knight New Work 2020 award for their project Oil Ancestors and a Miami Live Arts Lab Alliance residency to develop Metaphysical Hotline. In 2018 Water Radio, a series of contemplative canoe and kayak outings was supported by The Ellies Creator Award.

Social Media: @fereshtehtoosi

 

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