Monique Verdin [Prospect.4]
November 18, 2017 – February 25, 2018
Film Screening: My Louisiana Love, Sunday, Dec 10, 2:00pm
Monique Verdin is a daughter of southeast Louisiana’s Houma Nation. The complex interconnectedness of environment, economics, culture, climate and change have inspired her to intimately document Houma relatives and their lifeways at the ends of the bayous, as they endure the realities of restoration and adaptation in the heart of America’s Mississippi River Delta.
Monique is the subject/co-writer/co- producer of the award-winning documentary My Louisiana Love (2012). On Sunday, Dec 10 The Historic New Orleans Collection, in partnership with PhotoNOLA and Prospect New Orleans, will present a free screening of the film, followed by a Q&A session with Monique Verdin.
Monique’s interdisciplinary work has been included in an assortment of environmentally inspired projects, including the the multiplatform/performance/ecoexperience Cry You One (2012-2017) as well as the publication Unfathomable City : A New Orleans Atlas (2013).
Monique is a member of the United Houma Nation Tribal Council and is director of The Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange; an experiential project engaged in building a community record through cultural happenings, strategic installations and as a digital archive, sharing stories, native seeds and local knowledge.