Great Lakes Nation | October 2010
Chicago Art Department
October 8, 2010

In the year 2010 A.D., THE GREAT LAKES BASIN DECLARES
INDEPENDENCE and announces to the world, ‘WE ARE NOT
A COMMODITY, WE ARE THE SUSTENANCE OF LIFE!’
-Excerpt from the Great Lakes Nation Declaration

What if the 35 million people living in the Great Lakes Basin decided
to secede from North America due to a lack of sustainable priorities Motivated by the impending freshwater crises, artists will examine the issues of living in Chicago by the largest freshwater system in the world. The basis of these investigations is a newly independent ‘Great Lakes Nation,’ of which artists explore human-nature relations from the Great Lakes’ point of view.

Featured Artists:
Nick Adam
Sandi Chaplin
Todd Childers
Tanya Galin
Matthew Hoffman
Andy Holck
Will House
Lisa Korpan
Bill Lenehan
Lisa Peterson
Stacy Peterson
Scott Reinhard
Jay Robinson
Bud Rodecker
Jen Rosenthal
Preethi Venkataramanujam
Matt Wizinsky

Music:
Nat Soti

The featured art is a collaboration between the Great Lakes Nation Workshop at the Chicago Art Department and Call to Action: An Intervention on Water at Archeworks (ItsOurWater.org).

Photos by Marta Sasinowska, Chuck Peterson & Stacy Peterson
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