Reshaping the Shape: Embodiment, Ecology, and Culture of a Postnatural Fish

Reshaping the Shape: upcoming and ongoing, with Andy Yang
At Southern Illinois Museum, Carbondale, October 11-November 30

The Asian Carp is a creature of the Anthropocene par excellence. Reviled for its invasiveness in the Mississippi watershed, it has become part of the river’s second nature and is in fact naturalized. By exploring the entangled cultural and natural history of the carp fundamental questions arise concerning how humans, non-humans, and landscapes reshape each other. Reshaping the Shape seeks to follow the stories and forms through which the Asian Carp might be reimagined and transformed from public enemy to a mascot of a global commons.