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South and South: The Curious Tragedy of the Whiskey Jane Expedition 1894

The Diving Bell

“South and South” is a narrative odyssey of exploration and discovery, chronicling the fictional efforts of Prof. Marcus Shackleford to locate an underwater city within the Great Lakes in 1894. Shackleford's quest for validation results instead in his ruin, as his ship and crew are stranded on a mysterious, uncharted island on Lake Michigan. "South and South" was created in 2015 specifically for ArtPrize, and the story is told through multiple media: Shackleford's narration; the original music of The Diving Bell; as well as light, sound design, video and various physical media including (pretend) poison frogs. Performances last 30 minutes and will occur every Friday and Saturday night during ArtPrize. In addition, recorded versions of the work will also be available to view at the venue and via Internet streaming.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: N/A
  • Medium: mixed / performance
  • Width: N/A
  • Year created: 2015
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About The Diving Bell

The Diving Bell is a Chicago indie folk-rock band that consists of husband-and-wife duo Steve Hendershot and Clare Hendershot along with Graham Gilreath, Charles Murphy and Mike Parton. Our team: Eric Watkins (lighting), Gavin Camp (VFX), Dana Chen and Andi Mints (graphics), Steve Serio (video). Adam Verner (actor) and Tom Hendershot (frogmaster).