This project was curated by ArtHere. I was interested in drawing attention to the often overlooked local ecology as a food source. The warped perspectives of importing fish from the Pacific and Atlantic as well as the Gulf of Mexico to the Midwest, is a troublesome practice of the anthropocene that may need rethinking. The fish in the local ecology of southern Indiana, like crawfish, catfish, blue gills, and bass are missing from local restaurants and markets. There are portions of the local population that continue to sustain themselves through fishing, and I want to raise the question to new populations that overlook this local food source.
During the duration of this piece, I was made aware of a reddit post that asked for more information of this project. I decided to use this opportunity to share information with people about issues regarding both local and invasive marine species.Explore the subreddit