MississipiS narrates a canoe journey taken by a group of Europeans on the Mississippi River composed of artists and scientists exploring the impacts of human activities on the ground. Their journey starts at the so-called pristine "source" of the river in the north of the United States, and gets more and more populated, engineered, and complicated along the way. It is a contemporary tale about travels and ecological trouble.
Duncan Evennou is a contemporary French performer and director. In 2012, he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieur d'Art Dramatique du Théâtre National de Bretagne, under the direction of Stanislas Nordey. Having completed the Political Arts Experimentation Programme (SPEAP) at the Ecole des Sciences Politiques, he is now focusing on interdisciplinary work at the interface of drama, sociology and visual art involving the three key dynamics of creation, research and pedagogy.
Clémence Hallé is a doctoral student at the École Normale Supérieure in the Sciences, Arts, Creation, Research department. Her thesis is on the aesthetic history of the Anthropocene and she is continuing the research into ecological representation that she began with SPEAP as her field of study. She notably wrote Matters for the Lighthouse Company.
Fieldwork exploration has been made possible with support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Atlanta, and Temporary continent. (Sarrita Hunn, James McAnally, Lukas Ley, Aaron Richmond, Louise Carver, Paul Boshears, Isaac Linder, Nina Jäger, and Jamie Allen)