River Penobscot artists Jennie Hahn and Cory Tamler have begun a monthly check-in process that includes a creative prompt. The prompt is intended to connect us with the project's central research topics through place-based experiences and interdisciplinary artistic practice. Last month, this was the prompt:
1. read GEWH HUZ* by Ssipsis
*Muskrat. Passamaquoddy language.
2. choose at least 2:
spend an hour listening to a language you do not understand
converse with a wild animal
leave an offering
3.write a song
Cory's response is a sound poem that utilizes sounds she collected during a week-long solo kayaking trip in Palau in the fall of 2015. Enjoy!