Nikentsà:ke / The Grasse River descends from the a Adirondack Mountains to the Akwesasne Nation, where its waters join the Kaniataro’wanneneh / St. Lawrence River. Its natural history parallels the industrialization of the region and centuries of environmental exploitation.
In a series of 360-degree virtual tour/performances, the movement artists Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo join with the environmental historian Tom VandeWater to guide us through the river’s memories. This virtual TAUNY (Traditional Arts of Upstate New York) Center Exhibition, was was funded in part by Humanities New York, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Through movement, art and storytelling the river sings, creating a decolonizing map of memory and water. Follow the link bellow to take part in this journey:
The interactive website includes 360 videos, a historical narration and original art by Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo.