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Walkshop 18

“From There to Here: A walk on the River”

September 14th, 2019
New OrlEans, LA, USA

From There to Here: A Walk on the River

During “From There to Here: A Walk on the River” participants were provided with pinhole cameras created by artist Adam Crosson containing multiple compartments with multiple exposures. Each participant was able to used different pinhole cameras to document the walk along the Mississippi. The group met at the Canal Street Ferry Terminal to take the ferry to Algiers Point. Here, a walk along the levee and batture (the alluvial land between a river at low-water stage and a levee, source: Miriam-Webster) took place. The group strolled in smaller units alongside the river, while capturing river finds., such as pipes, plants, rocks and other objects detected along the walk. Along the walk topics pertaining to the history and contemporary use of the batture land, the River, and Algiers Point, and the local ecosystem were discussed. At sunset the group took the ferry back to return to Canal Street. Along the walk participants were able to engage in topics pertaining to the history and contemporary use of the batture land, the River and Algiers Point.  

Adam Crosson received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Fay Jones School of Architecture. In 2016/17, Crosson was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. In 2018, he received a Tulane University COR Research Grant, a Monroe Fellowship Grant from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, and he was awarded a scholarly retreat. He has been included in recent group exhibitions in Berlin at the Humboldt University Nord Branch Library and the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum Science Branch Library. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum, Biloxi, MS and The Carrol Gallery at Tulane University. Crosson has organized exhibitions in London, Texas, and Vermont. He is currently Assistant Professor and Sculpture Area Head at Tulane University. 


  • Location: Canal Street Ferry Terminal

  • Start Time: 5pm (Please arrive at 4:45pm)

  • Duration: 2h

  • Equipment: Please bring money for the ferry ticket (roundtrip)

  • Clothing: Please wear sun protection, a hat and bring plenty of water

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