a research expedition traveling down the Mississippi River Trail July 9-November 5, 2019, with the goal of gathering “voices” from the landscape and individual residents of the river region. The effort is shaped by a theory of “movement research” which uses the body as the empathetic center for listening and understanding, and it seeks to learn about how people live with water and the natural resources that surround it. The work is spearheaded by artist and athlete Victoria Bradford Styrbicki in partnership with research institute the Water Institute of the Gulf.