Surrounding Water


Surrounding Water will be a three week circumnavigation of Lake Superior by bicycle with a vision to unify communities through song, discussion, and storytelling. Acting as a charter bearer to the Great Lakes Commons, I will use their visionary Commons Charter in my performances as an invitation to a broad and inclusive conversation concerning the state of our fresh water.  

  • How can we change our stories about water?
  • How can we become better ancestors, teaching our children that the health of our water, communities and ecosystems are interdependent?  
  • How would our relationship and treatment of water change if we understood it as a shared gift with tied responsibilities, instead of as a resource to exploit?
  • How can we act on behalf of the water as a commons to ensure the perpetual care of Lake Superior?

Working Surrounding Water Route: Bayfield, WI, Houghton, MI, Big Bay, MI, Marquette, MI, Sault St. Marie, MI, Pancake Bay, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Neys Provincial Park, Sleeping giant provincial Park, Thunder Bay, ON, Grand Marais, MN, Split Rock State Park, MN, Duluth, MN