Latsch Island Boathouse Colony History Podcast
Interdisciplinary artist Gina Favano lives off-the-grid on Latsch Island, in a community of floating homes on the Mississippi River. She is creating a podcast about the history and subculture of the island based on an oral account told to her by her octogenarian neighbor John Rupkey, who has been living there since the late seventies.
Parallel to this narrative is his personal story, that of a newly out gay man being embraced by his rural community and finding happiness and safety living on the water.
Funded by On the Water (August 2021)