Ebb & Flow

Ebb & Flow is based on the premise that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with urban and natural ecosystems. 2011-2014

The series titled Ebb & Flow: Dialogues Between Art and Water was the evolution of our Changing Landscapes residencies and reflects a movement to refocus our artists’ energies from the post-Hurricane Katrina landscape to the worldwide importance of water as underscored by the 2010 oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The call was open to artists of all disciplines who had demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. Ebb & Flow was based on the premise that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with urban and natural ecosystems. We asked artists to describe in detail how the region would affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they would engage with the local community.

Ebb & Flow Residencies were sponsored thanks to generous support of The Surdna Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts. This program was supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant was administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans. The Artists-in-Residence program was supported by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).