August 28 & 29, 2019
Story Mill Grain Terminal
Bozeman, MT


STANDBY SNOW: CHRONICLES OF A HEATWAVE, CHAPTER ONE, a new place-based project premiered at Story Mill Grain Terminal in Bozeman, Montana on August 28 & 29, 2019. This intertextual work brings together video, architecture, music and live performance to activate this rich and complex location rife with historical narratives and environmental lessons. STANDBY SNOW: CHRONICLES OF A HEATWAVE, CHAPTER ONE was researched and created by a collaborative team of artists, designers, and scholars including Shane Doyle (Apsáalooke/Crow), Ben Lloyd, Jim Madden, Kelly Olinger, Alayna Rasile, Laine Rettmer, Stephen St. Francis Decky, Mary Ellen Strom, and MJ Williams.  STANDBY SNOW’s narrative and libretto was created with Brian King (Amskapi Pikuni/Blackfeet), Dr. Steve Running, Dr. Cathy Whitlock, Jill Falcon Mackin (Ojibwe), Erik Rodriguez, and Shane Weeks (Shinnecock).  STANDBY SNOW was made through a series of “studies,” dialogues, workshops, barbecues, and residencies in Bozeman; at the Montana Artist Refuge (Basin, MT); the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research; and the Watermill Center for the Arts (Watermill, NY).   

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